I Named this Piece, Light
Afraid that our inner light will be extinguished or our inner darkness exposed, we hide our true identities from each other. In the process, we become separated from our own souls. We end up living divided lives, so far removed from the truth we hold within that we cannot know the integrity that comes from being what you are.
Parker J. Palmer
This piece of mine is about change, about letting the days of our lives slather us in the shades we are ready to see. In the words from one of my most favourite poets, ‘that’s how the light gets in’.
I thought about Leonard Cohen as I played with this piece. It lived in fragments and chaos for some time, it was truly ugly and unfinished. And also how I knew that I had to just let go and keep going. One moment at a time.
I named this piece, Light.
The dark, the bright, the footsteps that cross our path, the pungent and the sweet. All there across my heart.
Then the white reflecting light showed up.
The light that joins pieces of our lives previously separated by loss and disappointment, it sneaks in with messages that we needed to hear. It shows up with an unexpected phone call, a song lyric, or buried deep within the pages of a book. It hits you in the face while you’re running, or when you see the smiling face of a stranger.
It’s up to each of us to let it in.
Stay well, stay kind.