Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Here Comes The Sun

Yesterday was Imbolc, which means we’ve officially made it through the mid-point of our winter. It won’t be long now before all the cold white stuff is gone, replaced by all the buds of spring. Can’t wait!

In honour of the expansion of light outside, I have assembled some wise words on holding the Light within. Enjoy!




“People are like stained-glass windows.  They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.”  ~Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

“The hero is the one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by.  The saint is the man who walks through the dark paths of the world, himself a light.”  ~Felix Adler


“Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.”  ~Maori Proverb

10 comments:

Dulce said...

Bright as the sun this is... it makes me long for that spring so much
BEautiful!Fel!

Nevine said...

I love the images and words that you have paired together. They're the perfect way for me to begin my day. Soothing... to say the least. Thank you for that.

Nevine

Brian Miller said...

beautiful pics...especially the light house. more snow last night, so i could use some sun!

Sir Thomas AKA (Winters Reaper) said...

Felicitas you play with my emotions now... you know I love sunsets... *smiles* they are so Seducing...

Shadow said...

what a beautiful collection of quotes. and me? i'm looking forward to winter, wheeeeew. oh, who am i kidding. i'm just dying to wear the new jerseys i bought...

greekwitch said...

Thank you for the beauty in both forms of words and pictures!
Blessings**

Monkey Man said...

There were blossoms crowning a tree outside a meeting I went to the other day. It was as inspiring as your beautiful gallery here.

Megan "JoyGirl!" Bord said...

That was so touching... It's as if you infused the images and quotes with special energy. I was nearly moved to tears. Thank you - what a great feeling (believe it or not!).

I noticed yesterday that it's still light at 5:30p and that made me grateful. Spring is one her way!

Celtic Fire said...

Beautiful post. Thank you. Imbolc burst through the melted snow here on the Welsh Borders with a wonderful display of almost luminous snowdrops in the hills. Delightful. The promise of the Spring. Not long til the Vernal Equinox now!

Felicitas said...

Spring is absolutely on the way - for most of us (sorry Shadow)! We've been lucky here, for the most part, blessed with a fairly mild winter.

How lovely, MM, that the trees in your part of the world (western U.S.?) are already budding.

And Megan, yes, I've noticed it getting lighter earlier as well : )

Celtic Fire, your luminous Welsh snowdrops sound lovely. Winter really does have its charms but for me, nothing tops Spring.