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Trauma has a way of clouding life; it also clarifies.

When tragedy strikes, it can seem as if the world — our world — is collapsing.

And yet.

Rainbow, Oregon. (Kathleen Kenna photo)

Rainbow, Oregon. (Kathleen Kenna photo)

Friends, family, colleagues, neighbors, and sometimes, strangers, offer aid, and comfort.

We’ve seen this nationally this year; we’ve seen it internationally. Some of us have experienced it personally.

Just when our world seems darkest, there is light.

Find joy in that. Find peace there.

And know that there is always hope.