Sunday, December 30, 2012
Darkness and light - Post 30
I think it makes great and beautiful sense that the film Les Mis has come out just as this year and my posts about finding light in darkness are ending. I think Les Miserables is one of the best books ever written about the human condition and the light and darkness in every human spirit and life. The characters are always choosing, and their choices matter for others, if not for themselves. The musical is my favorite of that genre, and always leaves me in tears of true catharsis. I haven't seen the film yet but I will, and I hope you do to if you haven't. The evil of contempt and the power of redemptive love and forgiveness to override contempt is a deep running theme in the story, and for all the sadness in the story it gives me hope that we can change our attitudes and behaviors when they are hurting ourselves or others and live lives that give off more light than they absorb. That hope is my candle for today.