Approaching the darkness

It is very noticeable now that the mornings are darker and the evenings start to get dark  earlier. Some trees are already bare while others are still green. But the flowers are nearly all gone and there is a noticeable lack of insects around. The birds still come to the feeders though and the starlings are coming back looking for peanuts and fat balls.

I am not yet sure how I feel about the coming winter, the period of darkness. I find it hard enough to have to stay inside now so what will the shorter days be like? This week though I saw one of the first spontaneous offers of help I have received for some time. Someone offered to pick me up and take me to a meeting even though she was not going herself and also lived the other side of town. Genuine offers like this are few and far between. What does this tell us about people in our world?

Earlier this week I was reading about slavery in America and also how convicts were sent to America before the Civil War. Looking at their stories brings a feeling of shame. How can we treat others this way? And yet slavery in some form is still apparent in our world. The days of darkness should be over yet looking at the world news, I feel that the darkness is approaching again as we do not seem to learn from our past mistakes.Should we make more effort to learn from these mistakes so our world changes for the better? Or do we want to destroy our world?