Lighting Up A Dark Room
--by tjbruketta, posted Mar 3, 2021
You know, when the power goes out, you feel like you should be in control of it, because you're hosting the event. I was so embarrassed, and we just kept going on, talking in the dark, hoping people would stay. It was really ridiculous. I mean, there were no windows. Nothing. It was a dark hall.
All of a sudden, a man in the back put up his phone, and put the little light from his phone on.
Two more people.
Then, the whole audience of people came on, and everyone was shining their light of their phone on us. It lit up the whole hall.
And so I got out my phone and took a picture of everyone with their light shining at me:
It was the most beautiful scene -- a feeling that we're all in this together. That it's not anyone's fault, we're just all here, and we're all supporting each other.
It was the most beautiful feeling of love from strangers I'd ever experienced.