“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
I love this Tolkien quote. Though we live in difficult times, we can have a new appreciation for even the smallest aspects of our lives.
The wakening spring is lovelier than I remember. The colors of the flowers and budding leaves brighten the dark places. The cheerful bird song scatters the shadows. The soft breezes whisper new beginnings.