Thursday, February 12, 2009

Lamplight


What is it about lamps? I mean really, how many lamps can one person have? But yet, I just can't stay away from them. I go around the house every night turning off at least ten lamps. Surely my time could be narrowed down to one flick of a switch.

But yet, overhead lights annoy me. I love the soft radiance of lamplight. Maybe because it hides dust better and does not give a glaring affect to the flaws of a room. But somehow, it just makes things homey and comfortable to me.

OR maybe, just maybe, it represents the soft way God has of shining a light and revealing little of Himself to me. I've been reading a new book by Patsy Clairmont (love that little lady) entitled Catching Fireflies. I love the analogy of little revelations God gives me being compared to flashes from a firefly. So I have come to see my many lamps as a reflection of God's light. I think of this when I turn one on and when I turn them all off. I let go and give the night to God while I sleep.

It's just a little something silly meant just for me, I guess. And a way to pardon all of my lamp purchases. It may be noteworthy to say, I prefer an oddity of a lamp from the Goodwill, yardsale, or fleamarket to any big ticket item. Ya know, perspective can change anything!

“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.” ~ Oq Mandino






2 comments:

Danette's World said...

I like reading your stuff.. it really does take me to a whole other place...does that sound hokey? I don't mean it too.. its just been really rough for the past fewe weeks, hence me copying that other blog you had on mine... I don't know....

peacegirl said...

Thanks Danette! Keep reading! It's nice to know I ain't just plum crazy...I think on this stuff all the time. I have to keep the big picture in mind or I would be in a pit with the small meaningless details of life!