Friday, June 29, 2012


Light.   Hmmmm  - not heavy?   Nah – that  doesn’t fit my multi-X before the L circumferentially challenged self.  Something that makes vision possible?  Well sure – that’s a blinding flash of the obvious.   And isn’t a blinding flash of the obvious something that enlightens or informs?       One certainly hopes so.

  How about a noteworthy person in a particular place or field – as in Ramana, Fossil, David, Paul, Grannymar et al – in fact any individual member of the LBC. All leading lights in the blogging world. They enlighten, inform and entertain as they shed light on any given topic. Hey – that’s almost a twofer!

Clearly light is a  multifaceted, nuanced word with many meanings.  It’s a spiritual awakening in your hour of need. The all-changing epiphany.  In its purest form light is the truth – which is why so much political discourse here of late is dark and dreary.

It appears light is whatever you need it to be whenever you need it  so light is also politically correct.  Or not.

Perhaps light is not something you can pigeon-hole.  Light gets outside the lines. Gee – that makes sense unless the lines are walls, ceilings  and floors at which time light is boxed. But is that really true if you are not there to see the light? And to open a door to look lets the light escape. Makes the room go dark.  So light is the absence of dark? It’s all so confusing.  Sigh.

I hope you enjoyed this brief light-hearted look at this weeks topic. As for me – it’s lights out time. But first,   thanks Will for making us all think. Please check the opther LBC writers for their take on this subject.  See how Will lit their fires.   Anu, Delirious, gaelikaa, Grannymar, Maxi, Maria SF, ocdwriter, Padmum, Paul The Old Fossil and Wil


  1. If proof was needed that you can become a leading light in the blog world, this post was it. I hope that you will now gain momentum and post on matters other than the LBC topics as well.

  2. Funny how hard this one is to pin down, huh? It is so obvious and so ubiquitous that it is hard to wrap your arms around. I mean, how do you get outside light to describe light if it is pretty much what you are fundamentally made of in the first place?

    I love the way your mind works on this stuff.

    1. Thanks - nice to know something on this old dog still works - however sporadic or scattered it may be. The topic lends itself to either a broadly stroked, light hearted approach or a narrower, more focused and serious look IMHO. Since I tend to look at the topic and just free-form type, the former comes out more often than the latter. Also I suppose it is also just part of my smart-assed nature :-)

  3. Go Shackman, you covered all the bases. Can't pigeon-hole light, it gets outside the lines. Reminds me when granddaughter Brittany saw the light, how much better it looked when she didn't let the colors stray "outside the lines."
    Blessings from new member of LBC - Maxi

  4. Ah flattery will get you everywhere.
    As for the songs - it's The Doors for me.

  5. I have not slipped into the darkness.... yet! I'm enjoying time with family and friends with little time for, or access to the internet. Right now I am reading this in a silent sleeping house, so unable to turn on the sound and enjoy the music.