I sat in the pre-dawn dark watching the gathering glow in the east. A bird broke the stillness with a solitary song. Soon others joined him in the gathering light until they filled the air with a chorus of calls. It was as if the birds had waited through the long hours of darkness wondering if the sun would return, and, once it did, they were delirious with joy. We sometimes feel that way, when the darkness closes in on us. We sometimes wonder, as the birds seem to do, if the dawn of light […]

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