Love, Madness, Poetry: It's Always Darkest Before the Dawn

Dawn: a beautiful reminder that each day, you could start anew.


January 6, 2016

     It was a dark night when the doorbell rang. We had an unexpected visitor, an unwelcomed guest. And the next thing we knew, the night was filled with even darker lies.

    I could distinctly remember how we all felt then: scared and angry and brave, all at the same time. It is a depressing truth that some people go out of their ways for power, for money, for ego. 

    But still—isn't it divine? That just when you're about to give up because everything seems hopeless and the world tells you that you can't do anything about the situation,  you are reminded of one thing: that you have a choice.

That you can choose to set things right and start anew,

  every morning,

  every day.

That you don't have to lose this battle.


   Earlier today, a notification flashed on my phone screen. It was a timely quote sent by my sorority sister, Meriel.

       It was a quote by Edmund Burke. I read:

 "The only thing required for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing."