“Either the Darkness alters ̶
Or something in the sight
Adjusts itself to Midnight ̶
And Life steps almost straight.”
-Emily Dickinson, “We grow accustomed to the Dark”
The journey of life can take us through many dark, light, and grey
seasons. In truth, most of us probably spend the majority of our lives
caught in the hazey grey moments of life, in the monotony of routine, and in the indistinct apathy that our society leads us towards.
What do we do, then? We adjust. We look for the light when we can,
and find beauty in the darkness when we cannot.
My wish for this issue of The Chimes is that it may offer inspiration
to its readers, no matter what stage of life they are in. I hope that
each poem, story, and piece of art within this issue can provide a
glimpse of guiding light to any reader who needs it.