Why You Are Like a Lighthouse

posted by Sharon February 7, 2012 13 Comments

Have you ever thought about the light you’re shining into the lives of those around you?

This beautiful lighthouse sits on a bluff at the southwestern tip of Cape Cod, a beacon seen from the shoals beneath it and as far out as 17 miles into Vineyard Sound.

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Boats and ferries glide past it daily going to and from Martha’s Vineyard to the tiny town of Woods Hole. Since the first lighthouse was built on this spot in 1828, thousands of boats made it safely to land with the guidance of the light cast out into darkness.

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The bay, seen from the lighthouse, appears murky on this overcast day, blending with the gray sky. Imagine the many days when fog covers this edge of the cape.

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The tower, made of cast iron lined with brick, is more than 130 years old. It’s light, automated now, faithfully beams in the starry sky night after night.

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When boats run ashore, the keepers in the house have run down to the water’s edge to help the stranded folks up the hill to safety.

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So inspiring, this imposing lighthouse that shines without fail. We can all be like that, shining day after day, even when it’s foggy and blustery and stormy.

Who is looking to you to keep them heading toward the safety of the shore? Who needs you to keep throwing out light?

 

Linking up with Texture Tuesdays; photos were processed using Kim Klassen’s Providence, If Only, and Storm textures. Also linking up with Sweet Shot Tuesday.

 

 

 

 

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13 Comments

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Tonya @ Love of Family & Home February 7, 2012 at 6:04 am

Beautiful photos!

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Pieni lintu February 7, 2012 at 8:16 am

So beautiful!

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kimB from Alaska February 7, 2012 at 9:35 am

What lovely images and processing! How I would so enjoy seeing the lighthouses on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts — we don’t have any here in southcentral Alaska…

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Molly February 7, 2012 at 9:40 am

I have said it before and these pictures make me say it again you can see why the settlers names it New England…

Mollyxxx

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Anki-itte February 7, 2012 at 9:55 am

Nice pictures and what you say about to be a lighthouse.

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Kia and Zeno February 7, 2012 at 10:44 am

Oh boy! Our fave lighthouse in the whole world! =D
Awww, so many memories! We loved to go there for a walk while living in Woods Hole.
Happy day!

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Sharon February 8, 2012 at 4:44 am

Amazing that you lived in lovely Woods Hole! We enjoyed a rainy day there — went to the aquarium and history museum and of course we had to find this picturesque lighthouse! How fun to hear from you!

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desirae r February 7, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Your last shot is my favorite of the bunch!

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Kathleen February 7, 2012 at 1:57 pm

I love this post! Lighthouses are so solid and dependable, shining their light without any fuss. Wonderful images and texture work, too.

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Ingmarie We/Refugium February 7, 2012 at 5:00 pm

I just love lighthouses. And your photos of the lighthouse in the Cape Cod areas are so charming. Have a nice week.

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Mama Zen February 8, 2012 at 2:13 am

Beautiful pictures!

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Cedar February 8, 2012 at 10:50 pm

Beautiful post! I think lighthouses are the coolest things!

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Kaleigh February 12, 2012 at 11:36 pm

Two things I love about this post: lighthouses and positive metaphors. I wish it were easier to remember how we can be someone else’s lighthouse, but often we’re wrapped up in worries and have trouble placing ourselves in the greater context. OK, and by we, I should say me. To be fair.

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