I took this picture Sunday at Lake Junaluska. Don't you love spring? The flowers rising up through mother earth, the buds popping on the trees and signs of new life everywhere!

A few weeks ago on an especially beautiful early spring day, I decided to take a stroll among the mountains near my home. As I was walking along the trail, I approached a tunnel and could see the light at the end of the tunnel. I had to stop and take a few pictures, zooming in and out with my camera to get short and long range aspects of this scene which felt symbolic and spiritual.

The bend of the roadway and the bright light of day emerging at the end of the tunnel, serve as a beacon, guiding drivers through the darkness. I came home and as I was thinking about meaningful topics I could write about in this newsletter, the vision of the tunnel with the light emerging at the end kept appearing in my mind's eye.