Uncategorized

Story and Spark

“The One remains, the many change and pass; Heaven’s light forever shines, Earth’s shadows fly…” Shelley

hearth

 

It’s a frozen, gray sky time of year and I light my candles often. Something about the small fire alive on the wick, bouncing by its own burn or draft whispering by…I’m caught and brought closer.

I feel as though this little flame comes from a distant, grand hearth with a choir of candles scattered about in two’s or three’s, silently serenading a lounging family–warming hands, warming hearts. That from this kind of past, my flame has descended…

As a writer, hearth-side scenes are my favorite. Peaceful pauses and thickening plots–expressions lit by fire and shadow.

 

candle piano photo

 

Even now, my one candle spreads its light across time and story–sparking memory, adventure, inspiration…books can do that. The flame reveals the gilded titles, the titles reflect the flame, enticing and comforting all at once.

 

candle books

 

 

Unlike the moth drawn to its demise, the flame that guides our hands to golden words can rescue us, fuel a brave heart, calm an inner storm…if you’re a reader, you already know this.

 

moth to flame

 

 

Like many, my name has been hot-pressed into my leather Bible cover–MY NAME, branded in gold. It isn’t any wonder when the opposite happens: the Word branded right into me instead. It’s an ever-kindled truth we’re told to keep alive. (Romans 12:11) A living coal, a holy fire.

 

bible emboss

And by this, we thrive

And see, with open eyes, the word and flame are one and the same… (John 8:12)

Until Next Time,

Ann

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s