Light and beauty

The sun was beginning to set as I drove past some aging, metal outbuildings on a nearby farm. The buildings were not pretty. They were not charming. And yet ...

And yet the sun, as it can so marvelously do, transformed the landscape into a glorious painting. Those buildings had never looked so magical. For a fleeting moment, all the beauty they possessed was on display for the world.

The important point is that light changes things. Physical light, and metaphorical light. The right piece of understanding. The posture of empathy. The approach of curiosity. Just a bit of any of these has the power to change the world dramatically.