Lightly child, lightly.


Inside me there was everything I had believed was outside. There was, in particular, the sun, light, and all colors. There were even the shapes of objects and the distance between objects. Everything was there and movement as well… Light is an element that we carry inside us and which can grow there with as much abundance, variety, and intensity as it can outside of us…I could light myself…that is, I could create a light inside of me so alive, so large, and so near that my eyes, my physical eyes, or what remained of them, vibrated, almost to the point of hurting.

― Jacques Lusseyran, And There Was Light: Autobiography of Jacques Lusseyran, Blind Hero of the French Revolution


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  1. What power in his amazement…what fervency in my desire to create that kind of self-light.

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  2. sometimes, all we have to do is turn on the switch, yet we never know it’s been there all along.

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  3. Beautiful…

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  4. Internal Sunbeam….

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  5. Last night, while out on the garden bed.our daughter came out to marvel at the evening dance of the dragon fly pair, she said something about the sun flowers next to the garden bed…and I immediately thought of a song, I sang in Sunday school…”Jesus want me for a Sunbeam to Shine for Him Each Day”…your post reminds me of “Sunbeam” and I know Jacques Lusseyran shined that light outward…// I marvel at the fact that he and one other were the only one to make it alive out of the 3,000 souls in the concentration camp…his inner strength, his light is still shinning brightly today through those that know of him, as they have learned of his journey by your offering and or reading of his biography and gained much of the light of the enduring, human spirit…

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  6. Dave, Thank You.// correcting the 3,000 it is 3,000, that being the number who entered the concentration camp when he, Jacques Lusseyran, did. I don’t want to think about how many souls passed through there to their deaths. over the years. What happened at those places is so horrible.///
    My daughter said that Dragon Flies can live seven years. There must be something they like in the extensive, organic garden. They,like the bats love the array of airborne insects.
    The three of us a few nights back, sat in the garden listening to a live radio broadcast of from a concert hall, in town. It was live but part of the show they aired original disks recordings from another time. We wondered if the dragon flies were attracted to the pulsing vibration of the lively jazz from the 30’s and 40’s? They seemed to be flying, darting in and out in, in an Synchronize Ariel display in time with the Jazz…they delighted us for about 20 minutes. Treasured memories are made, as they often are as we sit in the garden, reading out loud, talking, laughing, eating dinner, harvesting, checking the clothes line, watching the cats play and the pup snooze, standing and plucking some strawberries or other berries or waiting for the the light to fade and the star appear…Such a Joy


  7. Reblogged this on talktodiana and commented:
    Ahh yes. I want this kind of light inside of me, so bright that it wouldn’t matter how light it was outside…


  8. Love it – shine on David! ❤
    Diana xo

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