In front of the John Lennon Wall in Prague.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Let the Light Shine

    Today on this second day of winter in Northern California, a steady rain falls from a gloomy sky.  Contrary to the Mayan calendar predictions, the world still exists and we are still left to muddle through our muddly human lives.

When I woke this morning to the chilly gloom, I went around turning on the Christmas lights strung throughout the house.  Although I was raised in a Christian household, I know that there are many other spiritual traditions that center around light at this time of the year.  Today it is easy to understand why.

As I pack my suitcase to visit my family in even gloomier Portland, I am cheered by the promise of more lights, including the light of love.  Isn't that all any of us can really count on?  

So, everyone, let your own light shine - in whatever form that takes for you.


  1. I think it was Goethe whose last words were "More light." This is such a dark time, in so many ways -- thanks for these words, Lisa. I'm going to take them to heart. - Charlotte

  2. I'm honored that you thought of Goethe when you read my post. I hope we can take heart these days. Lisa

  3. Beautiful, Riz. May the light of your family's love surround you during your Holiday visit and always. xoxo

  4. Thank you, Deb - As always, your support is wonderful. I send light your way as well. See you in the new year! Lisa