Spread the Light

“There are two ways of spreading light, to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”

Spread the Light

The above quote by Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist and short story writer Edith Wharton is applicable on writers and bloggers too.

Writers, artists and in fact all creative people are lighting a candle. They spread the light of their wisdom and experience via their words, pictures or any other art form which may inspire and influence others, may even change their lives.

But if we, for whatever reason, lack inspiration or talent to be the light-giving candle, then it does not mean we cannot have a role in changing other people’s lives. If not the candle, then we can still be the mirror and spread the reflected light.

Of course, writers and bloggers at Word Press do that all the time when they share each other’s posts on their site, or when they encourage a good writer.

At Word Press, we have candles as well mirrors and also those who swap roles.

Writer’s Quote Wednesday.

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8 thoughts on “Spread the Light

    • Balroop, that’s a superb way of thinking. If we shine, we can do so only for some time. Personal experience says it keeps changing for one reason or the other. Even those who stay at the top for a long time, it slowly wears off as it is only about one person – me, me and me.
      But if we help others shine and rise, and spread their light around then this is something we can do forever as there are always so many people who need such help.

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  1. I just realized what happened and how I missed your wonderful quote. This is a first… I had two of you post the same quote! Naturally, I thought I had posted it already. I am so sorry. I have added you now. ❤


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