Monday, August 22, 2011


Fried wet noodles - “To keep the body in good health is a duty, for otherwise we shall not be able to trim the lamp of wisdom, and keep our mind strong and clear. Water surrounds the lotus flower, but does not wet its petals.”

Imagine an artist painting a winter scene. She depicts a
white, frozen ground and evergreens draped in snow. Her hand brings
the day to a close as she paints night falling on the canvas. In the
deep shadows of dusk, she has painted a grim, log cabin, barely
visible to the casual observer.

Then she dips her brush in yellow paint and, with a few
quick strokes, places a brightly burning lamp in one of the cabin's
windows. Warm rays dance on white snow, now made brighter by the
light. The lonely lamp wholly changes the tone of the picture,
replacing feelings of dark and gloom with warmth and security.

Edith Wharton has said that there are two ways of
spreading the light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Sometimes we are candles. We shed light of love and hope. We shine
encour­agement into dark souls. Or we illuminate with in­sight.

But sometimes we reflect the light. We are mirrors to
enable others to see the light of their own goodness and beauty. And
when we have no other light of our own, we are mirrors which re­flect
a greater Light.

For some, the world can be bleak and cold. They feel
frightened, lonely and even hopeless. But it's true that no amount of
darkness can extin­guish the light of one, small candle. You?

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