In his column this week in the Duke Chronicle, Chapel Dean Luke Powery uses the example of an oyster creating a pearl in explaining how "hope comes out of hard times, not despite them."
"Let’s be careful this year not to center all of our attention on what hurts, the friction or on what stings," he writes. "Don’t forget to look for pearls. They’re being birthed all around us through oysters and other people."
Read the full essay.