June 17, 2013

New Weekly Mantra & The Festival Of Lights - Pisa

This past weekend I visited Pisa and attended La Luminara di San Ranieri, which is a festival of lights for their patron saint. Each window and building that lined the Arno river was lit by thousands of candles hand-placed, to illuminate the entire city.

It was the most magical festival I've ever experienced. People who are close to me know that I am mesmerized by lights. Take me to a restaurant, a bar or a park with tea lights and I'm yours.

Sometimes the light can be more scary than the dark because it involves going towards something that is greater, stronger and more stunning than we may believe we deserve. This week's mantra come from Plato, and has to do with accepting the light in whatever form it presents itself.

"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light."

Below are some photos I took of the festival. I'm not the most skilled in taking photos at night, so here is my experimentation. Enjoy! x 

1 comment

  1. I can't believe those are all candles! Crazy! Sooo pretty!