I am a collector of few material things. In many ways, I'm a minimalist. I only buy what I need and I let go of material things quickly. One thing I do collect, and rarely let go of, are poems and quotes. I find comfort, meaning, joy, inspiration and reflection in the words of many inspiring people. I want to share with you a poem that has been dear to my heart for many years. It is special because it says everything I want to say about my life. It's called 'Otherwise the Darkness' by St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274).