Sunday, March 27, 2011

Magical Moment 416, "Light"

When I play piano for a show, often the only way for me to see the music in front of my face is from a little, clip-on book light. But you'd be amazed just how brightly the light reflects off the white pages in a pitch dark theatre.

It reminds me of the lighthouses on Long Island we visited recently. Although we went during the day, I imagined how a relatively small building could illuminate a dark ocean well enough to guide the great ships.

I got to thinking; a small, battery operated light bulb can allow me to play music for a theatre full of people. And an enormous lighthouse lamp can prevent disasters. The sunshine of spring will certainly do wondrous things. I'm feeling warmer already.
(that teeny silhouette sticking up in the center is a lighthouse)

"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

6 comments:

Linda said...

The quote by Michael Strassfeld fits well with Christ's claim to be "the Light of the world."

Dawn said...

It's amazing isn't it?! I feel the same way with my running headlamp:)

laughwithusblog said...

You described precisely how I pray the Light in me shines to the people around me!

Rick said...

"The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it."

Great post Elizabeth - love that shot of the lighthouse !

Shanae Branham said...

What a beautiful thought. Light is the source of life without it all would die.

Susan in the Boonies said...

Gives me hope! A little light in the darkness can be such a powerful, life-giving thing.