Tag Archives: light

In the darkness, leaning toward the light

In the wake of Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation to a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, I’m looking for any flicker of light, any hope, in what seems to be a land of deep darkness. There’s only one place where I think I have any chance of finding it. The Washington Post (“Rock bottom: Supreme Court […]

The pursuit of happiness

“When I was in grade school, they told me to write down what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down happy. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, I told them they didn’t understand life.” —John Lennon Today is Candlemas, a significant feast that has grown largely out of favor with Protestants these […]

Your light has come

We don’t see things as they are, according to the Talmud; we see things as we are. What we see is often a projection of our inner self. What we see in others that we find most distasteful or abhorrent is often the thing in ourselves that we have not yet accepted and come to […]

Out of the sanctuary and into the light

James Turrell’s groundbreaking installation of light at the Guggenheim has closed. Even without seeing it, it has opened my heart a bit further, by one more increment cleansing the doors of my perception, allowing me another, perhaps deeper glimpse of the Infinite. “Instead of depicting light,” Turrell said in an interview, “I wanted the work […]