As always the Reverend Anne Barker’s discussion today at Westwood Unitarian was thought provoking. Her theme was Aurora Borealis (aka Northern Lights). At the core the message was the “how” of this amazing natural phenomenon – we get to see Aurora Borealis because particles collide, are energized and emit energy as light. Now if that isn’t a great description of how a dynamic community comes into being and sustains itself, I don’t know what is. And that’s what Anne was asking us to think about. So here’s to those collisions that create energy and produce light in our communities be they congregations, classes, social and professional groups, families. Let us shine and shimmy and dance with colour. Not always an easy achievement for a community. I wish it happened more often, but when we do achieve this, it’s spectacular!