Thank you Nancy Lamb for these wonderful words:
These qualities illuminate the dark times. And accentuate the light.
(THE WRITER'S GUIDE TO CRAFTING STORIES FOR CHILDREN)
Immediately after reading this I grabbed THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX of the shelf and flipped through till I found:
"Stories are light," Gregory the jailer told Despereaux.
Reader, I hope you have found some light here.
(THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX by Kate DiCamillo)
Isn't that what it's all about? Our writing, our life? It's to bring light, to enlighten. There is always light- even in the darkness.