In neighbors who say hello, and smile,
help you dig out after the big snow, and
in the Dogfish 60-minute that comes in a heartbeat
at the Second Chance.
I believe in the beautiful photographs of nature
shared by friends who love our community
and the love of farms and local food that
opens our eyes to bounteous living.
I believe in moms who fiercely support their kids
and who stand up to power
I believe in music and the arts, and in teachers who
talk the talk and walk the walk,
every single day.
I believe in friends who care and work for change,
serve, share, write, talk, listen, think,
when others do not care or understand.
On days when heartbreak
and disillusionment clouds our precious truths, I
about what I can believe
and do believe
and will believe.
I treasure what is beautiful
so that the darkness
cannot consume me.
While today's title is borrowed, the ideas expressed are my own. --jam