This picture was so sweetly reminiscent of both Passover and the Easter Vigil. There is a path through to the other side. And there is slow, still time for refection.
Both of these holidays speak not only of the eventual triumph, but also of the need to be engaged in the present, which is troubled and grievous.
We’re so willing to look away from life’s uncomfortable and ugly moments. But they don’t go away for all that.
Giving Peace a chance, means being present. It means wading in the water. It means sitting shivah. We can only hope that new days will dawn and a path will open. In the meantime, we must find our Peace where we are and mourn what is so difficult. Peace is present every day. We must be present to it.