Posted on: April 16th, 2013 by jmbroekman 6 Comments

Purple crocuses for my sister

Today I am lighting a candle both for my sister and for all of those whose lives have been forever impacted by the events in Boston yesterday. I’m not sure at this point, which is making me more sad. But, from a photo I saw posted on FaceBook, which was evidently projected on to the outside of BAM in NY:

Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that.

I’m keeping that in mind and heart, today and always.

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6 Responses

  1. Janet Lee says:

    Kukla’s Crocuses – so lovely. Sending love and more love.

    “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there within me lay an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus


    • jmbroekman says:

      Thanks. I know it’s there but am often finding that invincible summer hidden from view within. So, thanks for the reminder.

  2. dan says:

    I like that quote-where did it come from?

  3. Janet Lee says:

    A friend passed me that quote awhile back – not sure of specific origins! I do know where the following words came from (Tess Gallagher visiting poet at Kirkland College excerpted from “Words Written Near a Candle”):

    This far to learn
    the boat does not touch the water!

    And if this is goodbye,
    it is a light nowhere near believing
    and I am happy
    and it is all right to make a distance
    of a nearness, to say, “Boat, I have left you
    behind. Boat,
    I am with you.”

    • jmbroekman says:

      Janet: I have those Tes Gallagher words on my studio wall. They’ve been there since you sent them to me post 4.16.05. Am still trying to “live” them.