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The light in the darkness

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” -John 1:5
I’m coming up on four years on staff at The Advocate-Messenger. 
In those four years, I’ve witnessed the best humanity has to offer, from children helping other children, to a community coming together to heal when their own has been gunned down.
In that same token, I’ve witnessed the worst. Murders, suicides, beatings, rapes, acts against children and babies, abuse of animals. I’ve seen hate spewed, hatred spread; I’ve seen lives lost, children and families mourned, futures destroyed.
I’ve witnessed it all. Usually from a safe distance, because it’s my job to remain neutral, to tell the story without telling my emotions, to stick to the facts.
But sometimes, it’s hard. Because sometimes it’s not easy to be seperate from the story.
Yesterday, there was a fatality accident. I covered it, as I do, I spoke to people, I took photos of the helicopter in flight and the ambulance as it drove away. I photograp…