Wednesday, March 19, 2008


You have probably noticed it looks pretty different around here. Commenter Jones mentioned that it was difficult to read the blog with white writing (and, in that template, it was fairly small print) on a black background. Truth be told, my own middle aged eyes have a hard time with such a design as well.

Inspired by Jones' comment, I decided to take action. Here you have it, a new, very, very white (light) template.

My first post ever, more than a year ago, was titled "Greetings from a Dark Place." One of those who commented on that very first post, Aghaveagh, said,

One by one, the candles of prayer are lit around your dark place. One by one, voices are lifted up in supplication for you and your loved ones. Please know that many who will never meet you in person nonetheless love you as a sister in Christ, and pray that He will lift you up and strengthen you.


I want to set these words here for any who find their way to this blog, in particular, Anonymous. This is what we do. Though the virtual community is imperfect (and I have found myself frustrated with its expression in various places), I have come to the conclusion that it is real community. I find it appropriate that, after all this time, and the community of support that has appeared here and commented on these pages, to shift to a template that, so to speak, lets the light in.

This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine. May it be so.


Choralgirl said...

Holy cats, Cecilia--4:38 a.m.? Your light is indeed shining in the darkness!

Seriously--that was full of grace. Thank you.

We seem to be experiencing a bit of a parallel trajectory of late. (come & read "Poetic women and muscular birds" on mine...)

Many blessings to you, Sister! :-)

Jen said...

Looks great! I had a hard time reading it too. I could have put my bifocals on but that would be admitting defeat. It looks wonderful!

Chris said...

Blessings as your blog enters a new phase and a new year. Let your light shine as a reflection of Christ's love and grace.

Saintly Ramblings said...

And what better liturgical season in which to make the transition, as we celebrate the breaking of the light into the dark places.

RevDrKate said...

Seems there is lightness in this Lent in many areas for you. Blessings in this Holy Week.

The Swandive said...

It feels like Easter morning over here... not to skip over the next few days... but my heart skips a beat at this post, and for you dear one. Joy and more joy in the Light.

Jan said...

This is wonderful! Thanks, Cecilia. Hoping this light continues in your life.

Barbara said...

I opened up your blog this evening and instantly thought, "Oh, my God, she's out of the closet," because I always felt that blackness with the tiny print was so indicative of someone hiding in the closet.

Perhaps that is mentally what you have done -- or emotionally. Whatever, Cecelia, it is a lighter spirit now that will follow and guide you. Prayers and blessings.

Kate said...

...yeah. It's appropriate. It looks good. It's _right_.

Presbyfruit said...

Amen to your shining light!

Catherine + said...

Your blog looks lovely, Cecilia. It has been a while since I have visited you what with everything going on over here...I am glad to be catching up with you.

Joyous Easter to you and Beloved.


KJ said...

Wow, can I understand your thoughts of the past year about "coming from a dark place."

Yesterday. 3/21 was the 9th anniversary of the day that I looked up to the sky and yelled "Yes!" at God, even if that meant the humbling experience of being open about my sexual orientation.

Prior to that day, I fought that leading with all my might, which resulted in fairly severe depression, and I only recall darkness from those days. At some point in the process, I ended up at a Bible study sponsored by Evangelicals Concerned, and I recall the home where we met as being very dark. Yet a few months later, in the same home, after I had begun the process of heading towards full authenticity, I discovered that all the walls in that home were white, and there was plenty of light there. I was the one caught in the dark.

Easter blessings!

FranIAm said...

Amen! Well I thank you for commenting on my blog this joyous Easter. I think I have been here before, but I don't recall when.

I shall return.

Peace to you dear sister and all the joy of the Risen Lord. May blessings in abundance be upon you.

St Edwards Blog said...

Cecilia, this is FranIam, just wanting to say hello from my other blog life at my church.

Feel free to visit any time.

Again- Joy of the Resurrection to you!