A black hole is defined as a gravitational field so intense that no matter or radiation can escape its pull. Come too close to its edge and you are sucked in. In the center of our lives right now is a big black hole of politics and polarization, blame and bullying, anger and angst.
And yet, every day I see goodness. Loving moments of tender care. Helpful neighbors, friendly smiles. A wagging tail, a supportive text. Generosity, kindness, meaningful actions - unpretentious and quietly profound - that form a beautifully colored matrix, an infinite margin of goodness that extends far beyond the noisy center.