Joyful is the Dark

It’s dark. Not metaphorically speaking. Like, actually, really dark. Today is the darkest day of the year in the northern hemisphere and yesterday was the darkest day ever on record in Seattle. It was dark when I drove my boys to school in the morning and the sun set at 4:24pm.

When it’s physically dark like this, the metaphorical darkness can feel especially oppressive. Political chaos, community upheaval, personal sadness. It…



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Nancy Myers Rust

Writing about life & the intersections of culture, race, gender and faith. @NancyRust,