Last Tuesday morning – the fog when I stepped out of the house was so heavy and thick:
The dimmed lights are from the library building..
Visited the familiar tree again:
What a contrast from the usual morning sky.
As the train went up the slope to the mountains, I found myself wondering whether the weather forecast had made a mistake after all. It was supposed to be clear, but all I saw was fog and more fog, even as we went higher and higher.
Then, about 5 stations up, the breakthrough came. Sun!
The realization that the sun had been there all along, but because I couldn’t see it and was losing faith – made me think about life in a general sense. How easy it is to lose all hope when we’re caught in seemingly hopeless and difficult situations.
But if we just think: The sun is always there. It’s waiting for us as long as we continue to make our way up the mountain – this faith can help us get through the difficult times.
This faith need not mean faith in a religious sense. Faith in qualities like the goodness of the human heart, in the innocence of children, in the natural laws of the world, in the belief that everything happens for a reason, in the belief that we have a choice.. All these little rays of light come together to make the navigation of life that much more bearable and sensible.
And eventually, we will get past the fog and get to bask in the sun, as I’m sure no fog lasts forever.