A Small Golden Light


I hope that in the future they invent a small golden light that follows you everywhere and when something is about to end, it shines brightly so you know it’s about to end.

And if you’re never going to see someone again, it’ll shine brightly and both of you can be polite and say, “It was nice to have you in my life while I did, good luck with everything that happens after now.”

And maybe if you’re never going to eat at the same restaurant again, it’ll shine and you can order everything off the menu you’ve never tried. Maybe, if someone’s about to buy your car, the light will shine and you can take it for one last spin. Maybe, if you’re with a group of friends who’ll never be together again, all your lights will shine at the same time and you’ll know, and then you can hold each other and whisper, “This was so good. Oh my God, this was so good.”

~ Iain Thomas, I Wrote This For You

Notes: Image: icanpaintarainbow. Quote: Your Eyes Blaze Out



  1. I love it David. It’s really beautiful.

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  2. Would you really want to know all of that?

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  3. …or if we could at the least treat each other as if that light we present.

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  4. sounds beautiful!

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  5. Reblogged this on Bright, shiny objects! and commented:

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  6. … or live with our own light always shining.
    Remembering to cherish each moment.
    Everything passes.
    We don’t need a light to tell us so.
    Val x

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  7. Lovely.


  8. Or be the light.

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  9. “Live like you were dyin'” Tim McGraw

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  10. A cool concept, to be sure, but as others have said, in lieu of that, I’ll redouble my efforts to be mindful of (and grateful for) my many blessings each day…

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  11. Good read, but We are the light for each other.

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  12. and if you act as if the light was always there, telling you that the time is now, you will do all you feel you should do, and have no regrets.

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  13. I happen to love this and wold love to have a little light like that. I am often SO in the moment, that I miss some things – almost as if sitting in the front row at the movies and you can’t quite take in every detail. I think we are all pulled in so many directions these days-to ponder this – this little light, calling us to focus…well, I smile at the notion of this.

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  14. Reblogged this on Gr8fullsoul.

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  15. Alex Jones says:

    I would adapt the idea by adding different colours for different situations.

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