Wednesday, January 6, 2010


01.06.10, originally uploaded by colemama.

“In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”
~ Albert Schweitzer

The combination of candlelight and filtered afternoon sunlight on this warm teak wood appealed to my eye...especially as our usually balmy Florida temperatures dipped uncharacteristically near the freezing mark! Schweitzer's quote, though, really warms my heart. All of us who 'serve' people know the ups and downs - both receiving the intrinsic rewards as well as working with the difficulties in pleasing some folks. We all have provided that 'flame' to another - sometimes we know the impact and sometimes not. And, all of us have been 'rekindled' by another.

Today I had an incredible conversation with a high school junior who was just discovering the joy of bringing that rekindling flame to another person - someone who was really in need of an emotional lift. Believe me, the warmth radiated! Naples, FL


  1. This photo glows with light and warmth. One interesting part of blogging is that you don't know the impact of what you post - it may spread that flame without you getting the feedback. I know your posts always leave me with something to think about.

  2. Very, very nicely lit. This is beautiful!

  3. What I love about photo blogs is the way a single image inspires such thoughtful writing, and how much a reader gains from a short, insightful post. I'm loving your blog.