Life has its Lighthouse, in each fleeting stage,

In youth, in manhood, and in hoary age…

In age illum’d with philosophic flame,

From Reason’s Lighthouse still we steer the same;

Calm and serene our vessels onward glide,

And share the comforts of a middle tide;

Till, the last squall by fate’s own edict blown,

Death wrecks our vessels on a coast unknown.

John William Smith, The Lighthouse, Terrors of Imagination, and Other Poems, 1814

jim-h-split-rock-light-housePhoto Jim Halvorson

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7 Responses to

  1. Barbara Estinson says:

    Your picture and quote are perfect together, Sandy! I think the lighthouse of old age has a lot of work to do.

  2. Jesse says:

    Ok what do you have like a fleet of professional photographers working for Craig Factor now? šŸ™‚ These pictures are phenomenal, love this one!

    • Sandy says:

      I have been so pleased with the photos people have shared with me. Jim took this picture. He is the man I met online that is a distant cousin of Sam’s.

  3. Donna Ehrke says:

    Wow, Sandy… just wow!

  4. Sandy says:

    This picture is of Split Rock Lighthouse in MN.

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