LIGHT is one of the recurring themes that the universe has been sending me for almost a year now. The signs come in various ways…quotes, song lyrics, memes, photographs, and more. To explain further would honestly take at least a day, and I’d have to verbally tell you everything versus writing it.
Trust me, I’m documenting everything, and that story will eventually be told. Suffice it to say that right now, at this stage of my life, the word LIGHT has many meanings:
- I am, indeed, learning to turn on my light.
- I must be the light to shine for someone special who cannot shine his or her own.
- I must be the light that ignites others.
- I must leave a light on, and when it gets dark, remember that the light IS on even though I might not be able to see it.
- I must be the light when all of the others burn out.
- Even though darkness may shine bright, light shines brighter.
These simple statements encourage me to be strong and persevere as the light is finally overcoming the dark. It is shining on the path I must take. Light is illuminating my ideas and words and will, ultimately, tell the story I need to tell.
The brightest light is yet to come and is being fueled by the brightest spirits of all.
Intentionally vague? Yes…but that’s because I don’t know the exact path, all of the words, or all of the meanings quite yet.
The only thing I do know is that it’s going to continue being an exciting ride, and I’m going to enjoy every single minute of it!
Shine on, my friend! Shine on!
By day I wear my mask,
The light emitting a facade,
Plain conformity to
Blend in with the masses.
By night I wear my self,
The dark emitting the truth,
Colorful rarity to
Stand out from the masses.
Which is which,
I don’t know.
They all blend into
One black shapeless
I made a decision to write something different today. Copyright Jill Ocone, July 6, 2016.
Bloom. There are so many ways I interpret this word, but they all have the same action in common: coming out of a shell in order to live while displaying beauty. I’ve been awed by how many orange day lily blooms I’ve had bloom this summer…so many more than usual! Sadly, this beautiful orange display is ending its short exhibit, as I only have two buds left, and both should open today. But that’s nature, all in its own time. I tried to mirror the photography technique of my friend C when I took this picture the other night; this bloom was lit by the evening sun and stood out from the rest.
My sweet-smelling milkweed is also in full bloom today. In the past, I’ve had full milkweed blooms in the middle of May, but this year’s blooms didn’t open until this week…the latest ever. Additionally, A few years ago, I had a rogue tiger lily appear in my garden, and since, it has multiplied into several plants. This year, most of them are already taller than I am, and I’m 5′ 5″! They should be the next perennials to bloom.
I’m finding that I, myself, am undertaking the progress of blooming. I am coming out of my self-imposed shell of solitude in order to live, and my hope is that my words will be what displays the most beauty. We’ll see.