Light and knowledge

Diwali, in Hindu tradition, is the festival of light. It was among the most special festivals growing up because it brought together people, good food, and fun in a special way.

On Diwali day, we meet our loved ones, eat delicious food, and light lamps as a collective reminder that light and knowledge triumph darkness and ignorance.

It is a tradition that feels particularly important this year. We’ve all dealt with a vast array of challenges this year and, for many of us, can’t even meet the people we love. Everyone has been hurting in some way.

So, it is worth reminding ourselves that even this will pass. Given time, knowledge and light will shine a way through.

Hope you continue to stay safe and well.

Happy Diwali to you.