dark places

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“December” by Theodor Kittelsen

The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair; and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.
~ J. R. R. Tolkien
(The Fellowship of the Ring)

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
~ Max Ehrmann
(Desiderata)

4 thoughts on “dark places”

  1. The same is true amid the “light places”, in the southern hemisphere right now, yet the words don’t seem so profound when thinking of summer, do they….. It is still a beautiful world, everywhere.

    1. That’s an interesting way of looking at it, Joanne. When I first posted this I was thinking of the current wave of terrorism as being a dark place. Yet, I still believe that most of the people on our little planet want to live and let live.

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