Last evening, I posted a picture of the home I'm restoring. Yeah, I've posted a lot of pictures over the past months but there was something about this one that spoke so much more then the rest. It was at night and the porch light was on.
One of the first things I did when I started the renovation of the old beauty was to disconnect the existing power from the home and swing it over to a new entrance and 200 amp main panel. This meant that the entire home went dark.
What used to run through the veins ran no more. Light switches that functioned since 1909 were now useless. Outlets that gave power, useless. Places where you dare not put your hands, now safe. There was a sadness to it, but it had to be done.
Months have passed, sweat and blood poured into the walls. Many forks in the road passed. Some decisions seemed logical and some took time to fall into place. We sat on the porch daily and talked about tomorrow, the next step forward.
Even in the darkness, even in the indecision, I knew the day was going to come where the darkness would be covered in light. I knew the day would come where the porch would again shine. Slowly, surely, the day did arrive.As the circuit was energized yesterday afternoon, the switch flipped, yes, the light did shine. With a smile I instantly knew that I would be back. I wanted to let the light shine in the darkness. I wanted to see this light shine at night. I wanted to see the message in the night.
So that's what I did. I went home to have dinner and patiently waited. As darkness settled in, I knew the light was shinning on West 17th. I couldn't wait so I ventured that direction. As I approached, I simply couldn't wait.
Yeah, the old beauty shinned again. The front door graced in light, the pillers appeared as beams of light. The message clear. I never left, patiently I waited for you to bring me new life. To allow me to shine, to allow me to live again.
The parrallel's to my life's journey. The darkness, waiting to be covered in life. The house is me, it's us, we're both arriving home. It's good to be home, within. To shine again, the message in the light.