Monday, July 16, 2012

Lighten up

I love lighting stores--all those crazy paths with fixtures dotting the ceiling, tables brimming with lamps and walls festooned with sconces.  

I love to turn switches on and off and watch the lights obey my orders. I love to slide and dial the dimmers.

Every light creates it's own scene.  I'm sharing cocktails with a dark mysterious man beneath that single glowing pendant or coffee with a friend under the bright globe designed to hang in a kitchen nook.

Elegance drips from ten thousand crystal beads and prisms.

Anything is possible in a lighting store. 

All those different fields of light in one place; call it heaven.

You might even find an apron of glittering icicles in the middle of a heat wave.
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Michael Lawless said...

"He's the kind of a guy who lights up a room just by flicking a switch," - Unknown.

Also:"You can't have a light without a dark to stick it in," -
Arlo Guthrie (1947 - ).

Erin O'Brien said...

Oh great. Now I want a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup.

Kirk said...

I love that "open" sign in the third to last picture. I don't know why, but there's something about neon lighting I really like. A lot of people find neon tacky, but I don't.

philbilly said...

Hell, I got neon lights under my running boards. Classy.

Erin O'Brien said...

I love neon, gents.