We can apply different definitions to light in terms of physics, nutrition, religion, knowledge, burden, illuminations, and being less encumbered.
We think of natural light, artificial, black light, grow light, infrared, visible, incandescent, fluorescent, LEDs, fog, flood, spot, ambient, task, direct, backlighting, and countless more that I won’t try to mention.
Yet, on this day, I honor the celebration of light. I’m not Jewish, but as a Christian, I look for parallels. Hanukkah is the Festival of Lights commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. In this hectic time that approaches Christmas, Happy Hanukkah to those in the Jewish faith – especially Shimon, a kind and wise man who visits here.
Shimon, I know this post doesn’t give your celebration justice, so I hope for dignity.
Two minutes to help one understand this holiday
One+ minute for the beauties of the Hanukkah bush
Two minutes to visit the Menorahs around the world
Two minutes to see Jerusalem’s Festival of Lights
This pop song and video makes me smile