Thursday, May 11, 2017

AFTER LIGHT

Ya’ll have seen the original Poltergeist movie, right?
The part when the little lady encourages the spirits...
Go to the light, children, go to the light!"
And I know you’ve heard stories...
About people who have had near death experiences…
Who saw an encouraging, radiant light...
And a strong desire to ‘ 'go to the light'.
Sounds amazing, and comforting, right?
Um, not so for me...
You see, I have a problem with light...
Certain kinds of light, that is...
Specifically white lights...
Like harsh white florescent bulbs...
That make you feel like you’re in a grungy workshop...
Where someone’s doing illegal stuff.
And harsh LED white Christmas lights—not merry!
And those bluish/white car headlights—blinding!
But the most annoying blazing whites lights...
Are those ugly curlicue piggytail lightbulbs
That are supposed to last forever, but don’t.
Who can live under that garish glow?
Needless to say...
I have a major hang-up with white lights...
And you might ask, what’s the big deal, right?
Well, it’s not such a big deal on earth…
Because I can avoid them as much as possible…
But what happens when say...
I…uh…leave this earthly plane...
And this happens:
Spirit: “Come to the light, Em!”
Me:     What kind of light is it?”
Spirit:  Does it matter?
Me:     Yes, actually it does...
Spirit:  Why?
Me:     If it’s too white, I don’t want to go.
Spirit:  I’ve never had anyone respond like this.
Me:     What can I say? I like candlelight, sunlight,
          moonlight, soft yellow light. But not white  
          light.
Spirit:   You must come now, there’s no place for you
          to wait while I check what kind of light it is.
Me:      You mean I have to go no matter what?
Spirit:   Well, there is an alternative...
Me:      Really? What is it?
Spirit:   You can go to the dark.
Me:      Umm, on second thought I’ll take my   
          chances and go to the light, whatever it turns 
          out to be.  
          

So?
Do you have light or lighting issues?
And do you believe in the After Light?

Always,

Em-Musing

3 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Maybe God will just like a candle for you.
We don't use those curly bulbs either. Plain old light bulbs for us!

Shannon Lawrence said...

I have a permanent migraine, so I definitely have issues with light. Since this migraine began several years ago, we've refitted the lights in the main parts of the house. Restaurants with bare bulbs hanging over the table (or a light fixture that is open on the bottom with the bare bulb exposed) are murder. So I totally get it! And, funnily enough, I just re-watched Poltergeist this past Friday.

SHON said...

Great post! Thanks.