Thursday, December 14, 2006

Beauty in Contrast


No question.....

There is beauty in contrast
Coffee tastes so much better after a long fast..

Music oh so much sweeter after the 3 weeks..y’know?
A warm tub soaking your thawing feet after a long hike in the snow..

A warm tiny crying baby after hours of difficult pain
The warm rays of spring after the long frost..snow and rain

The glow of the light..immersing our tired weary eyes
In the midst of the darkest dark
It touches you..
envelopes you..
Washes away all the loneliness..
Lonely souls..wallowing in the dark
Crying at night..
Tears of futility..leaving their mark
Cries of frustration...frustrating plight
There is a light...
The brightest of all
It will touch you one day
It will touch you
Tonight

The contrast will take your breath away.

Its the light of redemption..the light of Chanukah..

Happy Chanukah


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18 Comments:

Blogger ~ Sarah ~ said...

your words convey a wonderful atmosphere and mood for chanukah!

happy chanukah, shabbat shalom :)

December 15, 2006 12:25 AM  
Blogger the only way i know said...

To read what you write touches the heart with warmth and lights the soul
with hope

December 15, 2006 5:12 AM  
Blogger anonym00kie said...

towik, you should write hallmark cards :)

dovid, beautiful as always.
chanuka really does you give you that boost. we might have been in a slow decline since the high holydays and this is such an uplifting time, to reconnect, get a little clarity.
you just say it so nciely :)

did you read this (reminded me of your post cuz he talks about beauty and contrast: http://gonzonic.blogspot.com/2006/12/something-by-my-father.html

December 15, 2006 7:32 AM  
Blogger Shopaholic said...

Have a lichtiga Chanukah! enjoy the donuts and latkas...and play nicely when you play dreidel!

December 15, 2006 1:44 PM  
Blogger kasamba said...

Your words take MY breath away!
Just beautiful!

December 16, 2006 5:22 PM  
Blogger FunkyJew82 said...

great post.
happy hanukkah!

December 16, 2006 6:02 PM  
Blogger Nemo said...

Ok, explain this to me:

I'm in Australia and I know we have different times and even dates sometimes. But what's with the full Menorah? Is it already day eight {six maybe?} over there?

December 16, 2006 7:28 PM  
Blogger Open Up! said...

that was beautiful and it really touched me...thank you so much

December 16, 2006 8:48 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

Sarah...
Thanks.. Happy Chanukah to you too..

towik...
so beautiful
:-)

anonym00kie...
I know...just when it seems darkest..a gift from the past and the future..
I have to read that in depth...

shopa...
Freilichen Chanuka to you too...
I always play nice..although I did win tonight hehe

kas...
aww so sweet..Thanks

funky..
Thanks..and thanks for stopping by

nemo...
Ok..2 possibilities..
1. I hold like Beis Shammai...
2. This pic is from last year..
If you hold Moshiach has already come then we should all like Beis Shammai though..lol

Open..
Thank you so much..
have a Happy Chanukah

December 16, 2006 9:04 PM  
Blogger Sara with NO H said...

This was what I needed this evening! Beautifully put. I'd love to see a pic from this years menorah.

December 16, 2006 9:19 PM  
Blogger socialworker/frustrated mom said...

Love the pic awesome contrast.

December 16, 2006 10:39 PM  
Blogger bellanny said...

awesome. happy chanukah!

December 17, 2006 12:54 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

sara...
Thanks
maybe tonight

swfm..
thanks..

bellany..
Happy Chanuka

December 17, 2006 10:18 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

May the lights of Chanukah bring you much warmth and joy. Beautiful (as usual).

December 18, 2006 12:50 AM  
Blogger exsemgirl said...

Great post as usual!

Thanks and have a great Chanuka!

December 18, 2006 3:56 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

Stacey...
aww thank you..
Have Happy Chanukah as well...

exsem...
Thanks so much.,..to you and yours as well

December 18, 2006 12:23 PM  
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