Light on High
Light on high. But why?
History recounts stories of keepers climbing spiral staircases – some quite considerable, to tend to the light aloft. And we too have retraced these very same steps today for the chance to experience – if not the days that were, at least the altruistic notions that embodied such noble service to others. For such insight is only encountered skyward amidst rarified air.
Of course the great minds of science and navigation long knew that light – and its lifesaving might, thrived in upward realms. Be it upon the shoulders of a soaring tower or perched atop majestic bluffs, elevation based on purpose was paramount.
The exigencies of practicality and effectiveness must always be satisfied, but to me there is more to be discerned within this contemplation. For utility alone does not possess the power to endear itself to the heart, nor can it transcend the annals of time with any sense of lastingness. Is it any wonder then that light is discovered wrapped in the glow of many metaphors?
Light is emblematic of concepts such as hope and protection, but most of all, light is aspiring. Light guides the impassioned to dream, to explore, to change course, to go further and to bring all of us together at the end of each day. So take to those spiral staircases to see the light and experience its timeless capacity to speak to our heart.