Beautiful, strong notes
For all who would dare listen
the world unflinchingly illuminated,
the ugliness lain bare.
Through it all a sweet thread,
offers solace in the recognition.
Yes, this world is filled with pain.
Yet there are the brave
who see the destruction, feel the despair
and are able to offer the most heroic acts
of kindness, love and connection.
———A hand reaches out and together