What glowing moments have been special in your life?

This week, Siobhan of Bend Branches is our guest host. I love that her words prompt us with a vision of herself, in a closet, with her cherished lightening bugs. What immediately comes to mind, for me, is Arizona’s recent wildflower bloom, lanterns, sunshine, and Friday Night Lights. Thomas Edison deserves a nod too, doesn’t he?

With an overlanding trip on the horizon, I also think of the ambiance of a campfire. Are you like me, and love to watch the flames dance around the logs with crackles and snaps without purpose? Symbolic of warmth and comfort, I wonder if maybe we are trying to recreate the memories that leave us with a deep breath on the horizon.

Or maybe we love the reminder of how the hot coals create caverns much like the slot canyons a little further north.

There are only perfect, glowing moments, like this one, and then there are the everyday moments that weave them together into a shimmering path that can always be seen , even in the dark.Kristan Higgins  

And that darkness, paramount, in an effort to see the light and recognize it’s worth. Life? We aren’t always gifted that ray of sunshine, are we? Our shadows prove to us that we can walk in the sun with resilience, and choose to grab glowing moments that belong to us, and only us.

In case you need the reminder,

It is ok to be a glow stick. Sometimes we need to break before we shine.

And wait… there are times you might think your light is too small to shine. Trust me…even the smallest light can radiate a huge impact on the lives of others. Yup…It is scorpion season in the desert. For those unfamiliar to the desert, scorpions do glow when exposed to UV light. It is due to the presence of beta carboline in their exoskeleton.

Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself – Coco Chanel

And finally, that reminds me…

I’m not saying I am Wonder Woman. I am just saying no one has ever seen me and Wonder Woman in the same room…

Wind Kisses, Donna

Thank you to Siobhan for inspiring us this week to share Glowing Moments. Her impressions will guide you in a myriad of directions. Remember to link your post toBend Branches here, and use the Lens-Artists Tag so we can find you.

Thank you more for challenging yourselves to think outside the box with me last week. It was Tricky, and I am still enjoying the creative interpretations. Next week, Tina of Travels and Trifles will lead. A visit to her site and you too will be hooked at seeing life through her eyes and her lens.

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