As I write this post, I am still glowing from the sight of 1200 luminaria lining the snowbanks and illuminating the night sky of our neighborhood on December 24. It is a tradition we have had in our little section of Concord, Massachusetts since 2001...and reminds us of community, hope and peace.
What struck me this year is how such simple and seemingly insignificant ingredients alone...a white paper lunch bag, a utility candle and some sand...can create such an amazing sight together. Perhaps from the simple luminary is a message for 2008....while each of us has a burning flame within us, imagine what an amazing light we can create together. May 2008 be filled with light, peace, and community for us all.
Many thanks to Rich Stevenson for these photos.