Sunday, January 6, 2013

Lantern Out

This is a fine lantern hanging near our rear door. Shining a light is something I try to do from time to time. Often success is found; however, I'm not ashamed to say that there are days when I just can't get a light. The results are frosty and snow-covered after repeated tries. This lantern, when lit, is inviting and captivating and certainly helps travelers maneuver towards the door and refuge from a biting cold wind. In life, when I struggle to light it, many times I'll go to the window and contemplate it swinging slightly in a winter breeze. It's on my mind a lot. I want it lit. Maybe tomorrow, I'll say.

19 comments:

  1. it is a deep need, this urge to move toward the light.

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  2. Tonight's the light-we'll be back.

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  3. Oh yes, I do hope you can light it... the lantern would give off a warm glow like in a winter street scene from a Dickens novel :^)

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  4. A beautiful lantern. Quite the comparison to life, I think. Our own inner light is sometimes hard to brighten.

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  5. I can see why it would be captivating. Next time it's lit...post a pic.

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  6. A welcoming warm light in the bitter cold outside.
    Happy New Year.
    Costas

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  7. I'm sure you will succeed. I'll bet it's very pretty lit up at night.

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  8. I LOVE your thoughts, stories and pictures about snow, lights and winter; Seen from here, you're living in paradise..

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  9. All of us do not share the same light, but that is OK as long as we manage to find one that suits us.

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  10. Glad someone tries to keep the light shining.

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  11. If at first you don't succeed, try and try again! As I recall you said you were lit on New Year's Eve. Or maybe you said it was the lantern that was lit? Or both? I dunno. Can't remember New Year's Eve. :-))

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  12. it must be beautiful sparkling a on a snowy night!

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  13. I wonder if you hope to welcome someone to your light. If it does get lit, please share the image.

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  14. Oh do take a photo of it when it is lit -- Me-thinks it would be beautiful. -- barbara

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  15. It is kind of sad, dark and with snow on it. I am rooting for you to get it lit tomorrow, buddy!

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