“Light is creation.
Darkness is the space necessary to create.”
Erica Jasmin Cartaya
“May it be a light to you in dark places,
when all other lights go out.”
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness:
only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate:
only love can do that.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
“Pointing to another world will never stop vice among us;
shedding light over this world can alone help us.”
“I will love the light for it shows me the way,
yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.”
“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark;
the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”
This Memorial Day weekend, our garden in luminous.
It is cool enough to enjoy working out in the garden, and so we have been out there doing things from early until late.
Whether the task at hand is pulling weeds, mowing the lawn, or re-potting plants; it is done with appreciation for the opportunity to have a hand in this beautiful garden.
We remember that the garden, like ourselves, is made of light.
The plants feed off of light, just as we draw our own energy from light.
To observe the plants as they grow, basking in the light reflected from leaf and petal, is the chief reward a a gardener may enjoy day to day.
Each new leaf unfolding itself out of a stem, each cluster of petals opening to reveal the beauty of a flower makes this light manifest as matter.
Our world is luminous, and we are also made from a fabric of light.
Photos by Woodland Gnome 2014