Life is not a linear continuum. In the years of the global pandemic, the obvious, the hidden, the light, the dark and new kindness of humanity struggled to migrate through. The best of us reached outwards and shared goodness and connection. Presence of sickness, loss, loneliness, darkness, greed, but also reaching out to find common ground, connections, deep love for humanity. Charles Dickens words resound, “”It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness..” This collection pays tribute to a difficult time in history when messages of thought and hope must prevail.