Look for that pinprick of light

This is your assignment.

Feel all the things. Feel the hard things. The inexplicable things, the things that make you disavow humanity’s capacity for redemption. Feel all the maddening paradoxes. Feel overwhelmed, crazy. Feel uncertain. Feel angry. Feel afraid. Feel powerless. Feel frozen. And then FOCUS.

Pick up your pen. Pick up your paintbrush. Pick up your damn chin. Put your two calloused hands on the turntables, in the clay, on the strings. Get behind the camera. Look for that pinprick of light. Look for the truth (yes, it is a thing—it still exists.)

Focus on that light. Enlarge it. Reveal the fierce urgency of now. Reveal how shattered we are, how capable of being repaired. But don’t lament the break. Nothing new would be built if things were never broken. A wise man once said: there’s a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in. Get after that light.

This is your assignment.

-Wendy MacNaughton and Courtney E. Martin

I love these gorgeous words that I found on Being Rudri.


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3 Comments

  1. Posted May 25, 2017 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the mention, Lindsey. I love these words. xo

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  2. Posted May 26, 2017 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    Oh, wow. So gorgeous. xo

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  3. Posted May 29, 2017 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful!

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