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



14 comments

  1. 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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  2. 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 :)

    xo,
    rue


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  3. What a lovely, encouraging post! I love all the colors of the bottles and the way you display them. Thank you.

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  4. Gorgeous images accompanied by the truest of words, my friend.

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  5. Love your collections and the quotes you've chosen....so beautiful! Love and hugs!

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

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  7. 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

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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

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  10. 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!

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  11. 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!

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  12. Wonderful words and beautiful pictures Brenda! Thank you for an inspiring post.
    Helen xox

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