Dear Wonderful Reader,
I’m infatuated with lighthouses; I find them quaint, symbolic, and somehow very setimental.
“There is no fog so dense, no night so dark, no gale so strong, no mariner so lost but what its beacon light can rescue. It beckons through the storms of life. It calls,
‘This way to safety; this way to home.’”
― Thomas S. Monson
Perhaps its their classic charm, that brings me comfort. Unlike cars or phones, a lighthouse has always looked like a lighthouse and this sense of familiarity is so nice to have in an age where everything and everyone gets a makeover.
Gazing at a lighthouse fills my soul with a great sense of tranquility. They blend in so beautifully with nature, because they haven’t been altered and stained with modern day technology. Breathe deeply and take in the serene sky, the crystal water, and the peaceful lighthouse in this picture; relax and clear your mind!
Perhaps its the metaphoric significance of their function: they provide light to those who are lost or struggling in deep sea. The kind of light that promises home to the lost, and hope to those who are fighting vigorous waters.
“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
They symbolize God and his promise to us: no matter how murky it gets, there is always a guiding light to a safe shore.
Perhaps its their graceful strength and how they stand tall and still in the midst of ferocious waters and ruthless storms.
This amazing lighthouse located in Long Beach, CA is where I had my very first, real date (along with other spots). It was a great day and the date was very special. This bitter-sweet Lighthouse will always hold a special place in my heart.
“Man must behave like a lighthouse; he must shine day and night for the goodness of everyman.”
― Mehmet Murat ildan
Works that Feature Lighthouses
- Most of Nicholas Sparks novels (Sorry, can’t remember which ones exactly)
- Share with me, any artistic/literary (music or movies even) works that feature Lighthouses in THAT way.
P.S. Shine like a beacon today!
29 thoughts on “The Beauty of Life: A Lighthouse”
Stunning photos…Beautiful message! May you always have light in your house! Blessitude ~ Lorrie
Thank you Lorrie for being so sweet 🙂
1000 words per picture that makes. . . . .Beautiful work that offers encouragement.
Thank you Kenny! glad you liked it !
Thanks for shining your radiance my way today.
May it go forth to heal our world. ~ Anna Lin
Thank you Anna Linn. So glad you liked 🙂
Amazing pictures Christina! Wow. It’s amazing, the things we take for granted.Thank you so much for sharing these.
Also Christina, would you like to be apart of the hope series on my blog?
Thank you :). What is the hope series?
Operation: Happy happy Joy Joy, takes to the streets of Manhattan to ask random people what gives them hope.
After being diagnosed with cancer I decided to start this project. I could either interview you via google hangout or you could just record yourself answering questions.
I see that’s sounds pretty cool. But I am not diagnosed.
no, no. It’s a cancer blog dedicated to finding hope by asking strangers what they find hopeful.
Oh I see. Sure I would love to participate. It sounds like a really awesome idea. 🙂
Awesome. message me at email@example.com and we can go over the logistics! Thank you so much for being apart of this! it means a lot. As someone struggling to find hope after being diagnosed it’s nice to hear from other people.
No problem. I will email shortly and check out the interviews. And I’m impressed that you’re doing this. Its such marvelous idea. Thank you for sharing your strength, time, and kindness with the world =]!
check out the interviews to get a good idea.
That’s beautiful!!!!! Really like these pictures!
Thank You Julia =]
Thank you Julia :)!
I like the lighthouse. This photos make me very happy.
Do they?! That’s interesting. Nonetheless I’m glad 🙂
I should have been here much earlier. Though I have never seen one, but the way you have put things up intrigues me well enough 🙂
Would be coming around more often Christina
Thank you Tatsat :). Light houses are really fascinating!
I kept a special relationship with a lighthouse in Galveston for many years (it is gone now: hurricane). If you are interested I will send you a link to the (rather very longish) story I have written about it.
Love your site and will also be checking out your other two. I admire your ambition 🙂
Thank you :). That’s sounds interesting and I am sorry to hear that it’s gone now. I d love to check out the link.
Thank you for the reply.
Here is the link:
It’s a very long post, but you can scroll to the lighthouse photos and links.
Thank you! I read part of your post and it was very intriguing. It must have been nice to experience the insides of that lighthouse!
Omg that’s my favorite post. It has so many cool components: very inspiring, beautiful, encouraging, real, cool photographs, offers different perspective and biblical analogy. Great job, waiting for more
Awww thank you 💕💕💕😜😜😜