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White pelicans have returned to Tampa Bay, a bit early this year
Yesterday I read something which left me feeling despairing of our crazy society. But then, this morning, I read this and it reminded me that life is a complex paradox:
"as a kind of rigorous holding of one's life, joy becomes the capacity to train our gaze on many things so that what we see includes what is terrible but also what is wonderful and beautiful."
I wrote earlier in this blog that sometimes I wonder why I continue it. But, Gay's words remind me of an answer—the news is constantly full of the "terrible" and to be honest with ourselves we must acknowledge that. But then too, there are white pelicans . . .