Posts Tagged with ‘light’

Sunday Best – July 7, 2019

On fireworks and fireflies. When I finally moved into the city, the main criteria for choosing my apartment was that it had to have a view of the 4th of July fireworks. For many years, that show has been my main summer ritual. I’ve refused wonderful invitations and rearranged all sorts of other plans to […]

Sunday Best – November 12, 2017

Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.    – Theodore Roethke I admit, this inspiration came from a curious source – it was the quote of the day on my Bloomberg terminal earlier this week. (Who says financiers can’t be poets?) The phrase struck me immediately, as lately I’ve been feeling the joy […]

Sunday Best – August 20, 2017

Nations, like stars, are entitled to eclipse. All is well, provided the light returns and the eclipse does not become endless night… The reappearance of the light is the same as the survival of the soul.    – Victor Hugo, Les Misérables   On Monday many of us will have the best chance in our […]

Sunday Best – August 13, 2017

Colors are light’s suffering and joy.    – Goethe   Is there anything in your life that surprises you and fills you with glee, even after the hundredth time? Maybe a wink from a loved one, maybe a line in a favorite poem, maybe the flash of a bluebird in a field? Last week I […]

Sunday Best – February 5, 2017

  One should be light like a bird, and not like a feather.             – Paul Valéry We’re all knocked down at some point, no matter how sturdy and sure-footed we may be. And mostly – eventually – we rise. It’s such a relief to be up off the ground that […]

Sunday Best – November 13, 2016

Dear Honeybees, After this last stretch of political division, no matter how we voted, we are all clear on what we don’t like, don’t want, don’t believe. But that is all darkness. What will you light? As for me, I will no longer be glowing meekly in the corner.  You have never seen me blaze like this […]

Sunday Best – July 10, 2016

Dear Honeybees, We had another Sunday message all teed-up for you this weekend, but after recent violence upon violence upon violence, on all sides, in all places, the best I can offer you is this. Please find a tiny pocket of quiet – a cup of tea, a few deep breaths, a walk outdoors – […]

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