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When I think of powerlessness, I get an image of myself as a lightbulb alone in a box on the shelf. I’m powerless, but I have potential. If I connect with my power source, if I’m attached to a fixture or socket and the light switch is turned on, then my potential comes to fruition: I can shine warm, useful light. What do I learn from this? That I’m not supposed to sit on the shelf in my box all alone, unconnected and uninvolved with others. I’m not supposed to do life alone, and even more than that, I can’t.

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