I love all things inspiring, heartening. Encouraging.

And so, when your night falls dark and cold, remember ….


“Deep in their roots,

all flowers

Keep the Light.”


Theodore Roethke



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Keep the Light,



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The Light,  Revealed





Artists give gifts.

We seek to encourage and inspire.




Roethke’s  beautiful words woke me from a weary tiredness this Tuesday;  Inspiring me to share this quote.

Both photographs  are  revealing their truth.


The first first shows the drooping fatigue and tired, worn out appearance of the rose.

The second reveals a much brighter Light.  The floral stars are standing stronger, bright and shining.  Crisp and sharply  defined edges, lead us to believe… they have indeed “kept the light.”