"The darkness of this gloomy night shall pass away…
Have patience, wait but do not sit idle; work while you are waiting;
smile when you are wearied with monotony;
be firm while everything around you is being shaken..."
Jean-Jacques Rousseau once said that ''Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.'' In life, we face a multitude of challenges and often find ourselves racing to find our destinies, but if we master the art of patience and approach all obstacles with hope and the faith that we will prevail then new paths become clear, new abilities manifest themselves and there is nothing that we cannot achieve. With this collection, we explore music, poetry art and film; patience manifests itself in a plethora of ways, whether that is dealing with a life-changing disability, or being patient enough with those around us to give them hope, even when they may not be able to give it back. No matter how it is expressed, patience allows us to attain our higher purpose.