Let There Be Light

When the lights go out, there is only darkness
Cold and empty, empty space
at first
But slowly, ever so slowly,
the lights come on again
one by one,
powered by memory and ritual and reminders
that live on in others –
that laugh, those eyes, that way of being
passed from one to the other through the years

Tonight we celebrate what was, what is, what will be
The lasting gift of forever that shines through the darkness
The spirit of love that lives on and on and on and on
represented by a string of lights,
ever connected,
one light to one light to our light together

About katemccarrollmoore

Kate Moore’s passion is literacy, and she serves as a mentor teacher and staff developer throughout the greater Bay Area. Kate served three terms as the City of San Ramon's Poet Laureate (2012-2018); she also teaches poetry writing workshops and is an instructor in the Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership (MATL) program at St. Mary’s College of California. She was honored as SRVUSD Teacher of the Year in 2007 and San Ramon Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year in 2009. Kate holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice from California State University, East Bay, an M.A. in Teacher Leadership from St. Mary’s and a B.A. in English Education from SUNY Albany. She and Bob Moore are the proud parents of four beautiful grown daughters, and the smitten grandparents of six beautiful children who fill them with hope for the future.
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