Look for the Light

Cathleen Falsani
Stories told in words and images about searching for light in the darkness.
Created 26 Mar 2020
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  • Shadowlands: Clarity in the Desert
    29 Apr 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    Yucca brevifolia, aka “Joshua trees,” in Yucca Valley, California, April 21, 2021. Apologies for the radio silence, dear friends, readers, and lookers-for-light. I’ve taken most of April off, shutting...
  • Lambent: Emerging from Darkness
    06 Apr 2021 • 5 min read
    Our living room in Laguna Beach, with Easter lilies and the owl-themed Christmas tree—still lit—in the background, April 4, 2021. Easter morning, we took the Christmas tree down. It had been up since ...
  • Light Rafts for Flagging Spirits | St. Patrick's Day 2021 Edition
    17 Mar 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    Naomh Padraig window in ‎⁨Glencolumbkille⁩, ⁨Co. Donegal⁩. November 2019. 1. Beautiful message from Ireland’s President-mystic Michael Higgins I love him. He’s my favorite. I want to scoop him up and ...
  • Injection of Light: Hope Rebooted
    13 Mar 2021 • 6 min read • 6 0
    Cathleen getting the Johnson & Johnson jab. Photo courtesy of her iphone and the clipboard guy’s photographic prowess. At 1:54 p.m., Tuesday, a nurse injected 0.5 mL of JNJ-78436735—the single-dose Jo...
  • Light Rafts for Flagging Spirits | Vol 17
    27 Feb 2021 • 2 min read
    Photo illustration: Black bowler hat by full-moon light. Four a.m., Feb. 27, 2021. This week, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the poet, author, publisher, painter, activist, champion of free speech, San Franci...
  • Light Rafts for Flagging Spirits | Vol 16
    22 Feb 2021 • 12 min read • 1 0
    L’Éctrite Cabane (my writing shack) as dawn approaches, January 23, 2021. A close friend recently asked me for a list of “meaningful reads”—books that might distract, preoccupy, or even delight a nerv...
  • Light Rafts for Flagging Spirits | Vol 15
    05 Feb 2021 • 4 min read • 3 0
    Lux in tenebris lucet. “Manibus” photograph by Cathleen Falsani. June 2020. 1. Saint Coltrane: The Church Build on ‘A Love Supreme’ | San Francisco From Jazz Night in America, a creation of NPR Music,...
  • Light Rafts for Flagging Spirits | Vol 14
    30 Jan 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Full moon rises in the eastern sky over Laguna Beach, California Jan. 26, 2021. 1. ReflectionVOID(s): Space portals above volcano, desert | CA, HI Independent filmmaker Lance Page (BBC’s Planet Earth,...
  • Light Rafts for Flagging Spirits | Vol 13
    23 Jan 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    U.S. Capitol, from the west. December 3, 2018. 1. Derek DelGuadio’s In & Of Itself | Hulu Please believe me when I say just watch this. It’s so singular and enduring, if you haven’t seen it yet, I fee...
  • Light Rafts for Flagging Spirits | Vol 12
    18 Jan 2021 • 5 min read • 4 0
    Butter candles in Bhouda, Kathmandu, Nepal. April 2015. 1. On the Day We Are Together Again from Congregation Bet Haverim Chorus | Atlanta Earlier this week, a dear friend of ours (hey, Jules!) shared...
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