Hope Brightens


“Hope, like the gleaming taper’s light,

Adorns and cheers our way,

And still, as darker grows the night,

Emits a brighter ray.”

~Oliver Goldsmith

candle light morgan weistling

Artwork by Morgan Weistling

I memorized this amazing quote many years ago. I find Mr. Goldsmith’s wise poem here speaks to me of hope, and faith, and how the darker it gets, the stronger we can hold on as we are illuminated by our hope. When I discovered this artist and found this outstanding painting I immediately thought of this quote, and wanted to share them together with you.
[Visit artist Morgan Weistling’s websiteΒ for more information about her incredible paintings.]

14 responses to Hope Brightens


    I love the brightness you bring every day.


    I don’t know about our future, but my present is merrier and brighter with you in it! This post is yet another example as to why.

    1EarthUnited 12/12/2012 at 1:24 am

    “May our future be merry and bright!” – It already is!


    Beautiful x thank you for this uplifting post x

    kamikazewarrior 12/12/2012 at 6:12 am


    Hope is our stepping stone toward Faith.

    Namaste πŸ™‚


      Thank you for visiting, and for your wise comment πŸ™‚ You have worded it wonderfully. Indeed ‘Hope is our stepping stone toward Faith’. I feel the two are interwoven.

        kamikazewarrior 12/13/2012 at 10:15 pm

        Absolutely… πŸ™‚

        Interwoven with the intimacy of a bride and groom or the grace of two ballroom dancers moving as one.

        Thank ‘you’ for your lovely post.



          Thank you for your wise and eloquent observation. Truly this poem evokes the imagery of two moving as one, which to me refers to hope and faith.
          Thank you kindly for your valued visits and welcomed comments.
          Blessings ~Gina


    I’m making the captain an old fashioned embroidered letter for a welcome home gift (whenever he gets here!) and this is a quote I’ll think about!


      Wow, I love that you’re making an old fashioned embroidered letter! That is incredible. And you’ve given me the greatest smile that maybe this post can add some inspiration.


    Your kindness so generously shared brightens my world. Thank you so much for your comment.