by Mary Woods '21
You can see more lights during Christmas than any other time of the year. They are all over. In windows, on houses, on trees. Thousands of them, maybe even millions. But there are four different types of lights.
The first are the lights that shine all year. They find places to illuminate, corners to light, not matter what time of year. They make people happy and bring light to the darkness.
Then there are the lights that flicker. They can't seem to decide whether or not to stay lit or not. So they flicker. Light and dark, yin and yang.
Then there is that light that will not go on. It doesn’t matter if all the other lights on the sting are light. They have to ruin the scene. They won't shine. They are just there, there and dark, amid all the light.
Then there are the lights as that shine so bright. But only at Christmas. They shine and shine. And then, they are put away in a box, in some corner of a basement or closet, to wait eleven months before they shine again.
And it seems that in every new invention there is something human in them, even your Christmas lights.