Lightgiver

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. – Martin Luther King Jr. Light is life. The sparkle of humankind increases with all our distinctive lights. Each and every open heart illuminates life and drives away doom and gloom. A life lived in …

At Sunrise

At sunrise everything is luminous but not clear – Norman Maclean (A Prose Poem) Waking in the predawn hour, while the land slumbers, a transcendent power drifts through the sky. Mysteries cavort in the twilight zone between night’s end and day’s start. It is an indeterminate time for which there is no specific term. The …

Shadow is a Color

Shadow is a color as light is, only less brilliant; light and shadow are only the relation of two tones. – Paul Cezanne One cannot have light without shadow. The shades of experience give depth to our lives just as a shadow brings out otherwise unseen details. To focus only on positive impressions would make …

A Single Candle

Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness. – Anne Frank Many times events in our lives become tangled up and our days devolve into chaos. It seems there is no end to the trials and tribulations. That is why holidays and taking time away from the hustle and bustle …

Light Tomorrow with Today

The title comes from the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning. When I taught her work in my university Literature and Poetry classes, I discovered she was inspired by a very spiritual foundation. Connecting our lives to the metaphysical realms deepens our horizons and broadens our appreciation of life. But days upon days psychically locked alone with …