Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Black & White Wednesday ~ Light

"There are two kinds of light ~ 
the glow that illuminates
and the glare that obscures."
James Thurber

I ask myself:

With my words, do I build others up? Encourage them? 
               Or is it all me talk? My worries, woes, accomplishments?

With my actions, do I serve others? Strive to make their way easier?
                 Or do I perform? Need to be noticed?

With my mind, am I open to learning? To exploring new paths, new ideas?
              Or am concerned with being right? Being sure? Am I stuck?

And with my heart, do I react with compassion and kindness?
                   Or do I feel, deep down, "Thank goodness I'm not like them."

I ask myself...

Yes, isn't that the point? 
Searching. Asking. 
And striving to transform any of my glare into a warm glow.

My Memory Art

Please join me!
Share your Black and White photos here!
{I'm also linking up with Communal Global}


  1. I didn't know about this link party until now. I'll try to link with you next time.

  2. Beautiful b&w photo!
    Well done!

  3. Wonderful! The photo, the light, the touhgs... -

  4. Beautiful light!

  5. Oh Adrienne,
    I want to print those questions and put them on the refrigerator.
    I am rendered speechless by this post. Thank you.
    (I talk too much, anyway. ;)

  6. I have to agree with Maureen, I feel like I need to print this out and put it somewhere so I think of this daily.

  7. Great questions for self-reflection. It is so good to do a gut check regularly. Love your image and sorry I cheated this week. :) There is black and white on the paper.

  8. So inspiring! Thank you for sharing and I'll try to keep this in mind... Even if I know how hard is it!

  9. Thought provoking and wise words. And a fabulous shot!

  10. Such good words to think about. You are a wonderful person!!

  11. Wonderful! Love the image and love the photo!

  12. You have definitely captured the illuminating type!

  13. Love the questions you ask ~ they sound very familiar ~ Lovely nature photography in BW ~ and thanks for hosting ~ xoxo

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

  14. That's a great quote and a beautiful image!!

    I always hope to find words to inspire others!!

  15. Oh I love your post... it made me slooow down and reflect on the questions. They are wonderful and worthwhile.