Monday, January 3, 2011

December ABC's...L is for Light.

"Ever since we crawled out of that primordial slime, that's been our unifying cry, 'More light.' Sunlight. Torchlight. Candlelight. Neon, incandescent lights that banish the darkness from our caves to illuminate our roads, the insides of our refrigerators. Big floods for the night games at Soldier's Field. Little tiny flashlights for those books we read under the covers when we're supposed to be asleep. Light is more than watts and footcandles. Light is metaphor. Light is knowledge, light is life, light is light." ~Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider

"Light gives of itself freely, filling all available space. It does not seek anything in return; it asks not whether you are friend or foe. It gives of itself and is not thereby diminished. " ~Michael Strassfeld

I can always tell when winter is approaching...not by the colder temperatures, but by the way the sunlight changes as it filters through my kitchen windows in the morning. It highlights the dust on the casts shadows of the plants onto the pantry door...and it shines in my son's eyes as he's eating breakfast.

I love's pretty essential to three of my favorite,reading and being at the beach in the summer. I also love the light that December brings...the soft glow of candlelight and the white twinkle lights on the trees. So peaceful.

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