Thursday, December 8, 2011


Ikea lamp found, repaired and promptly placed in our apartment on K Street

Some light brings warmth, hope, and guidance while other seems to breed destruction.  How do you know when the light to which you are gravitating is a lighthouse savior or a flame for moths?  Is it just a flicker bringing fleeting happiness or a steady stream of brilliance with eternal value?  One thing is clear; no matter which way it is being shed, for better or worse, light brings clarity and truth.

"Scriptures are like packets of light that illuminate our minds and give place to guidance and inspiration on high."

Elder Richard G. Scott from The Power of Scripture
First talk of the first session of General Conference. Loved every moment of being there.

"A little pack of fire
I watched you from afar
A blazing, burning star
I came alive, a new design
The tree of life is what you are"

I Wish” by Eisley

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way- in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only."

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

"In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand dare seize the fire?"

The Tyger by William Blake


Amy said...

Love all of this.

Katie said...

love love love A Tale of Two Cities

shipley said...

you bring light into my life Leah:) can't wait to see you!