“Some candle clear burns somewhere I come by.”
-- Gerard Manley Hopkins, “The Candle Indoors”
I love these words of Hopkins, mostly because they bring to mind the brightness of this world I live and work in. They speak of the shining lights that look out from each situation I’m in and each person I come into contact with. The world around me is sunny with the wisdom of the universe, splendid with the clear illumination of intelligence. Just sitting in a small chair beside a window is enough to show me the glow of this grand life I’m living. A single streetlight outside in the morning darkness is a symbol of the light that lives in every second, every place, every person that passes by as the day brings its offerings to all of us.