Life Holds Its Miracles

Life Holds Its Miracles, Good Erupting From Darkness Chief Among Them

“Life holds its miracles, good erupting from darkness chief among them,” concludes John Patrick Shanley’s New York Times editorial, The Darkness of an Irish Morning.

The playwright, screenwriter and director brilliantly describes visiting relatives in Ireland for the first time and learning that his grandparents had been poor, illiterate, vindictive and quite dislikable. Despite this, his father and other relatives grew up to be good people, and he became the creator of shows with stars like Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams.

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Beyond doubt, this is a life lesson for all of us. Let no predecessors or dark others keep us from creating much good in our lives too.