Project Athena - Day 202 (Lights)

This Little Light of Mine...

This evening, I lit a very significant oil lamp that has not been fired up in over 15 years. This brass lantern was a purchase I made back when I was 20 years old and barely had two nickles to rub together. I was resolved even then that I would always have a light in my home, even if the power failed or the batteries in the flashlight grew dim. This pragmatic curio has served me well over the years, adorning a shelf in every home I've ever lived in. It has provided me with a sense of security, a light to find my way and a reminder that I am also a light in this world. I intend on keeping it to the end and then passing it on to my son so that he too may always have a light shining shining on his path and a reminder of the gorgeous light he is in this world.

A Lantern to Read By

Nikon D3200 • Nikon 18-55mm lens • 20mm • F/5.6 • 1/4s • ISO 400