“To be joyful in the universe is a brave and reckless act. The courage for joy springs not from the certainty of human experience, but the surprise. Our astonishment at being loved, our bold willingness to love in return – these wonders promise the possibility of joyfulness, no matter how often and how harshly love seems to be lost.” -- Molly Fumia
One spirit in the dark,
Like a candle waivers.
Many spirits joined as one,
Burn with the power of the blazing sun. There is strength in community,
A circle empowering you and me.
The circle binds yet sets us free....
-- PJ Seale, 2000