Light Talks

Thomas Aquinas says something I want to say to you in a poem called, What Does Light Talk About? When you recognize her beauty,the eye applauds, the heart stands in an ovation,and the tongue when she is nearis on its best behavior,it speaks more like light. What does light talk about?I asked a plant that…

Reveries and Buttercups

“The sun shines not on us but in us.” – John Muir Dear Emma, Today marks the astronomical start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. With the longest daylight hours upon us, I search inwardly for light. For you see, bright memories of you live within my heart and occupy my mind. I am most…

Holding In Light

Hi Darling: I am sorry you’re not feeling well. The Quakers have a practice called holding someone in the Light. For them, it’s a kind of visual prayer, in which with mind and heart you place someone dear in the Eternal’s love and illuminating presence. I’m doing this for you. I picture you being bathed…

Hellos and Goodbyes

Dear C, I was traveling in the darkness before dawn, driving west, away from you. The mile markers between us continued to grow. A feeling of hopelessness washed over me, like the lights had been turned out on our love. Sleet fell, casting an ominous pallor across my windshield. I felt lost, disoriented by a…

Atmosphere

In the chorus of Kaskade’s Atmosphere are the words, All my life I’ve been a star, holding a light up in the dark. When I look around I feel like I sense a great crowd of people wandering around in the dark. Either the bills are piling up, work is going badly, relationships are strained, or the…