Monday, February 17, 2020

Word for the Day - 2020

Light
 Wikipedia: The main source of light on Earth is the Sun. Sunlight provides the energy that green plants use to create sugars mostly in the form of starches, which release energy into the living things that digest them. This process of photosynthesis provides virtually all the energy used by living things. Historically, another important source of light for humans has been fire, from ancient campfires to modern kerosene lamps. With the development of electric lights and power systems, electric lighting has effectively replaced firelight. Some species of animals generate their own light, a process called bioluminescence. For example, fireflies use light to locate mates, and vampire squids use it to hide themselves from prey.

Now I don't think of light so technically, but still it is fascinating.
I hadn't really thought about light being involved in creating sugars.
 In church recently I heard "You are the light of the world.
A city built on a hill cannot be hide."
And my mind traveled to France where I walked narrow passages,
climbing hills, and look ever upward to the light ahead.

We often follow the light, it calls to us.

Sometimes the road was narrow or rocky,
but I continued walking toward the light.
 There were glimpses along the way.
A peek in the wall.
Climbing toward the light brought rewards of gorgeous views.
 And then as the sun set, the light flared one more time before going to sleep.
 My word for the year is light and traveling through each
day I am noticing how the light makes me smile and
I am at peace.
I notice the light within me and around me. 
The light is bringing new growth in my garden
and I am delighted.

8 comments:

Lorrie said...

What a beautiful post, Marilyn. Light is so wonderful - not only does it do all those scientific things, but it cheers people up, too! Gorgeous photos of following the light in France. May your 2020 be filled with Light!

Anonymous said...

How inspiring!
Susan

a rich tapestry said...

It's good to meditate on your chosen word as you go through the year, think of the benefits of light and because of the scripture you heard in church be reminded of your time in France where the light inspired you and you took wonderful photos. Thank you for sharing.

Jeanie said...

This is so very thoughtful, Marilyn. I love the connections you made here, both literal and your personal connections. The photos are splendid. I can see why that light called to you!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

A good word! I'm sure light is why I love white so much. Your travel photos are wonderful. I love living in a place with plenty of sunshine. The world would be a different place for me without it!

Unknown said...

Your postings are always so lovely.
Thanks for sharing the light and your love.
Blessings

Jeanne

Tracy said...

This was sooo BEAUTIFUL, Marilyn! I'm fascinated by the light, and try to take time each day to notice the beauty, the quality and mysteries of the light... :) Happy Days ((HUGS))

Red Rose Alley said...

Wonderful pictures of the light.....and a wonderful word, indeed.

~Sheri