Before closing the blinds, a wondrous silver beam of light shone brightly in the sky and into the patio door.  It was magical and oh, so welcome in an unexpected way, for it seemed to bring hope.  In spite of threats of war possibilities, government shut-down, unspeakable horrors happening to human beings of all ages, that light brought hope that there will be a tomorrow.

When the mind replays troubling words from a world leader, other political leaders, medical specialists, financial advisors, unhealthy relationships, employers, the moon is shining.


When clouds began to form and the moon seemingly becomes hidden, its light diminishes and seems lost.  Not too dissimilar to those times when it can feel as if our light has gone out … when clouds of fear, isolation, loneliness, sadness, grief, self-doubt, anger begin to form within us.

But we are still here.

The moon has existed for more than four billion years, shining and giving hope to countless generations. Why would we think that the moon will stop shining now?  Why would we think that the clouds of fear etc. being felt will never disappear?

Like the moon, simply covered up waiting for the time when whatever cloud is being experienced will pass and the light once again will shine forth, the clouds in our lives will pass in some way and the light will shine forth once again.  Scientific proof is a reminder that the wondrous silver beam of light shines brightly in the sky. Somewhere it is bringing light and bringing hope that there will be a tomorrow.

Just “when” that tomorrow will come we don’t know. But it will come.

Dark days happened when the saying which originated with Thomas Fuller in 1650 “It’s always darkest before the dawn” were first uttered. There were dark days happening before then.  There have been dark days since then. Many feel there are dark days now.

But tomorrow came ‘then.’
Tomorrow has come ‘since then’.
Tomorrow will come.

There will be a tomorrow.


©  June Maffin

Text & Photo © June Maffin

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