The Light You Leave
“He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”
I love visiting Honolulu, Hawaii. The laid-back feel, the sound of waves crashing on the shore, the smell of sweet floral tones… with pineapple in one hand and an ice-cold virgin Mai Tai in the other, it is a feeling a pure relaxation. However, there is a special ‘ceremony’ of sorts that happens every evening as the sun sets along the Waikiki Beach. Among the beautiful hotels, comfortable lawn chairs, and open-air terraces there are a sprinkling of tiki torches lined up on the pathways. Each twilight, a man will run from torch to torch and ignite the wicks – moving quickly so that there may be light by the time the sun has fully disappeared below the horizon. He is usually dressed in traditional Hawaii clothing, so the flocks of tourists are often eager to snap a picture of him, or even better, with him. However, because the job is required to be a swift one, the man comes and goes before anyone can even open their camera app. But… you will always know where he’s been by the light he’s left.
What light are you leaving behind?
P.S. – Here is my cousin and I a few years ago when we actually caught the torch-bearer… don’t laugh too hard! LOL