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


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

  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 :)


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

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

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

  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. 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

  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.

  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

  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!

  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!

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


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