Tag Archives: light

(En)lighten

Three birch candle lamps flicker on the wooden dresser next to a vase of light-strewn branches.  A scarf from my closet back home is spread across the surface, a makeshift forest emerging from branches of gray reaching through the ivory … Continue reading

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Branching

This afternoon, I am noticing things.  I feel the breezes of California that are perfectly warm and yet delightfully cool.  I hear the coo of doves, and the scampering of birds and squirrels around me.  I am sitting where a … Continue reading

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New Light

Here in Virginia, snow is a rare treat, or at least, a treat for me. I grew up in Western New York with snow as the standard issue landscape for at least five months of the year. Now that I … Continue reading

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Advent Word: Expand

I have been holding a particular poem from St. John of the Cross in my mind today as I consider deeply what it means to expand into this advent season. Let me start by sharing his image-laden verse: If you … Continue reading

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Candle Light

Yesterday, on my way back home from our mother-daughter road trip, I asked my daughter if she wanted to stop at the Yankee Candle outlet that was en route. She shares my love of candles and we thought we might … Continue reading

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Christ as a Light

Canticle (Prayer of St. Patrick) Christ, as a light illumine and guide me. Christ, as a shield overshadow me. Christ under me; Christ over me; Christ beside me on my left and my right. This day be within and without … Continue reading

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Super moon

I am writing outside tonight, enjoying the faint breeze on a warm, southern summer night. I have been awaiting tonight’s supermoon to make an appearance just over the tree line, beckoning me as always. As I sit and wait, I … Continue reading

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Journeying 6: Holy Saturday (First Light)

Light cannot see inside things. That is what the dark is for: Minding the interior, Nurturing the draw of growth Through places where death In its own way turns into life. In the glare of neon times, Let our eyes … Continue reading

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Stillness 6: Light and Depth

“For by the light of understanding within your light I have tasted and seen your depth, eternal Trinity, and the beauty of your creation.” ~St. Catherine of Siena

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Seeing the Light 6: Moon

I was driving home from the airport during the very early hours of this particular morning. The city was sleeping, and I was hoping to do the same. Suddenly, I was mesmerized. Hanging just above the horizon was the waxing … Continue reading

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