Shades Of Light

“When you light a candle, you also cast a shadow.”
   – Ursula K. Le Guin
“There are two ways of spreading light.
             To be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”
       – Edith Wharton

“The darkness is like a black canvas punctured by a blunt knife,
  With beams of light peeking through.”
– Tahereh Mafi

“It’s not what you have on the outside that glitters in light, it’s what you have on the inside that shines in the dark.” 
     – Anthony Liccione 
“Remember,” she whispered, “it’s only when the night is darkest that you can see the light of the stars.”
 – Elizabeth Hunter
“Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything,
That’s how the light gets in.”

                                                                        – Leonard Cohen


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  1. Lovely images, inspiring words, Brenda. Wish I cold see your apartment in its entireity so I could get a better sense of how all the interesting little vignettes and other decor are in relation to each other. Draw us a diagram, okay?!! Just my obsession; I always have to have a map of everything in my mind!

  2. Love your bottles and the play of light off and through pieces has always fascinated me. I thought of that song, "I Saw The Light", too. lol
    Have a wonderful night…xo Diana
    ps- LOVE your new profile picture. Great picture of you!

  3. Just love this, Brenda. I have a post somewhere on my blog with that last quote ; I loved it so much.

    That quote about the mirror and reflecting…reminds me of an early morning walk the other day seeing reflections in the water puddles after a rain and thinking that everything in Nature is a message to us from God…and what do these reflections mean 🙂 XO

  4. Makes me think of the Hank Williams song "I saw the light." He sings "I saw the light, I saw the light, no more darkness, no more night." The photos and quotes are inspiring. Thanks.

  5. I think you may like bottles! Lots of them and are so pretty and love the quotes, especially Leonard Cohen. I too love your new photo. I meant to tell you that last time but forgot. You look quite relaxed and content. God Bless. Marilyn

  6. Beautiful quotes. I love to be in the Light, and I hope I radiate light. Thanks for inspiring. And the pictures are lovely.

  7. Good morning, Brenda 🙂

    Beautiful words and pictures, my friend.

    As far as gardening… I'm about to go out into my yard and get it ready for Spring. There's a lot of cleanup to do out there. I can't wait for flowers to appear once again 🙂


  8. I think Leonard Cohen said it best! By the way, like your new photo-like your new hair style.
    Have a great day

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