Lighthouses – let your light shine

Lighthouses are used to mark treacherous paths through the ocean. They can be seen as a warning in daylight, but the light shines brightest in the darkest hours of night. As an actress, I’m learning to be more like the lighthouse. To shine through the darkness. Sometimes we hide pieces of ourselves, not wanting those around us to see who we really are, but, like the lighthouse, if we let our light shine through the darkness, we can warn others of potential hazards so they can steer clear. When acting, this is 10 times more important because, in order to play a role, we have to let parts of ourselves out. Our pain, insecurities, brokenness & fears as well as the good things: our hopes, joys, dreams. It’s easier to let the good parts of ourselves out, but in order to really shine in acting, the bad has to come out, too. I strive to be more like the lighthouse in my acting. To shine brightly through the darkness, even when I feel like I have nothing to give, to give it anyway, becoming a beacon of light shining brightly for others to see.

 

In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must also be present. ~ Francis Bacon

In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must also be present. ~ Francis Bacon

 

Barns Ness Lighthouse, Dunbar

Barns Ness Lighthouse, Dunbar

 

Cape Disappointment Lighthouse, Washington

Cape Disappointment Lighthouse, Washington

 

Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Pigeon Point Lighthouse

 

North Head Lighthouse, Washington

North Head Lighthouse, Washington

 

Newhaven lighthouse

Newhaven lighthouse

 

A Rainbow of Colors

I love flowers! I love them so much I’m surprised my first post on here wasn’t all about flowers. In the middle of winter, I miss the flowers, but right now the sun is still shining and there’s still tonsĀ of flowers all around. You can oftentimes find me stopping to take photos of all the lovely flowers I see out in the great outdoors. These are some of my favorites in a rainbow of colors.

 

 

Red Dahlia

Red Dahlia

 

Orange Lantana Camara Flowers

Orange Lantana Camara Flowers

 

Yellow Sunflower

Yellow Sunflower

 

New Green Sunflower

New Green Sunflower

 

Blue Pansy

Blue Pansy

 

Purple & White Morning Glories

Purple & White Morning Glories