Galen Pearl

Galen Pearl

Galen Pearl

Even a Little Light

Like many who saw the solar eclipse in Portland, Oregon, I was surprised that it didn’t get darker. Not far to the south of us, people experienced the night darkness of the total eclipse. But in my location, it was like someone had turned the dimmer switch down just a little. Looking through my special glasses at the 99% eclipse, all I could see was a tiny sliver of sunlight around the dark moon. Yet that 1% of sunlight was still enough to light the earth and was still much too bright to look at without the protective glasses.

Even a little light is enough to dispel the darkness. Think about that.

And let your light shine.

It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness. ~Chinese proverb

8 thoughts on “Even a Little Light”

  1. Just the way we saw it here. Younger people who hadn't lived through another were saying, "So that's it?" But it was still a bit darker than the last one I saw.

  2. From you description, Galen, your eclipse sounds like what we experienced in our neck of the woods. The weird patterns of light and shadow on the ground were particularly amazing.
    And yes, just a little light can dispel the darkness.

  3. Oh, I loved your thoughts on this one. Yes, a little light can go a long ways in the darkness. We all need to shine forth with light in this dark world by being kind and loving towards all.
    Blessings and hugs!

  4. I'm reminded of the song "This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine…." And I agree with you that the best way to let our light shine is by being kind and loving to all. Well said!

  5. There's a neat song that comes to mind –
    "It is better to light just one little candle,
    than to stumble in the dark.
    Better far that you light,
    just one little candle
    All you need's a tiny spark.
    If we all say a prayer that the world would be free
    What a wonderful dawn of a new day we'd see.
    And if everyone lit just one little candle,
    What a bright world this would be."

    Aloha! –btt

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