Tag Archives: Light

The Light of Santa Lucia

I have always loved the lights at Christmas time.  I even wrote a blog about them several years ago.  Light brings warmth, hope…and it symbolizes an indescribable longing.  A longing that maybe – just maybe – the Light will overcome the Darkness.     Is it any wonder light is tied to Christmas?  We longed for […]

Svané and Rosmer the Merman

“Then wrought proud Lady Svané lyle what Rosmer little wist; for she’s tane out the goud sae red, and laid herself i’ the kist”[1] ~ describing Svané’s ruse to escape from Rosmer (i.e. she took out the gold and put herself in the chest) Not all kidnapped women were mermaids; occasionally, mermen would capture mortal […]

The Twinkling Lights of Christmastide

“Life was in Him, and that life was the light of men.  That light shines in the darkness, yet the darkness did not overcome it.” ~ John 1:4-5 “I love Christmas lights!  They are my favorite part of Christmas.” “Why?” I was surprised by my friend’s question, although I shouldn’t have been.  She always asks the questions no one else thinks […]