Let there be light!

Sun rising over the St Lawrence River. Picture by me, click image for source.
Sun rising over the St Lawrence River. Picture by me, click image for source.

I am learning how affected I am by the light. Yesterday I looked through a year’s worth of blog posts as I submitted 1 post for each month of 2008 to Blogapalooza and saw a pattern. In the depths of winter, whenever there is a lack of light, I have doubts. I am down. I am tired. I am confused. When there is an abundance of light, I am filled with hope.

This morning I read two comments on Michael Doyle’s post November Light . Both comments invoke light through quotations and it got me to thinking of different words we can come up with to fill us with light during this cold, dark period.

“Open the second shutter so that more light may come in.” Goethe, quoted by Michael

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” Albert Camus, quoted by Kate Tabor

I needed the reminder that it’s better to light a candle than to curse the darkness (Chinese Proverb).

I’d like to start a collection of words, sayings, quotations about light. Do you know any good ones?

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