On the Twelfth Day of Christmas, in the very dead of winter, the Epiphany...
Random reflections celebrating the paintings of Caspar David Friedrich, whose transcendent luminosity transports us to its source.
There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Any great art work … revives and re-adapts time and space, and the measure of its success is the extent to which it makes you an inhabitant of that world - the extent to which it invites you in and lets you breathe its strange, special air.
And God said: 'Let there be light,' and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from darkness.
Genesis 1:3,4 NIV
Sometimes the dreams that come true are the dreams you never even knew you had.
When you possess light within, you see it externally.
Nature poets can't walk across the backyard without tripping over an epiphany.
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.
Love is not consolation. It is light.
Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.
Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.
Who are you, Lord?
Acts 9:5 NIV
The epiphany was simply tucked away for consideration after we were back on campus. Sometimes a revelation comes with a flash of heavenly light and a booming voice - and sometimes it is jotted in a sun-bleached spiral notebook.
Jeffrey A Lockwood
There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.
Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.
Light tomorrow with today.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
To continue one's journey in the darkness with one's footsteps guided by illumination of remembered radiance is to know courage of a peculiar kind – the courage to demand that light continue to be light even in the surrounding darkness.
Howard Thurman (quoted by Aberjhani as a preface to The Bridge of Silver Wings)