I feel much like Frodo Baggins these days...wishing "it need not have happened in my time."
These days of fear.
By nature I do not see the light. I am an easy victim of the smothering darkness and looming "what-ifs".
But in these times,
These times that no one wished they lived to see,
Search, find, absorb, carry it with me...
Whether I find it in the form of a letter in the mailbox,
A face I recognize walking across the street,
Or even in the innocent daily comings and goings of the chickens who call our backyard home.
I will find it.