Hi, Duffy Brown here.
It’s National Lighthouse Day and there’s a terrific Lighthouse on Mackinac Island where I set me Cycle Path series and guess what there’s another on Tybee Island near Savannah where the Consignment Shop series is set.
Lighthouses have always fascinated me. Maybe it’s the round shape of most of them. That means the steps going up go round and round all the way to the top. Maybe it’s that I love the remoteness of most lighthouses. Being alone does not mean lonely and I do like solitude.
Then there’s the view. Holy cow! How far you can see from a lighthouse is amazing and it’s out onto the sea...vast expanses of water.
But what I like most is the history and the basic concept of being the light in the darkness that people follow for safety. Maybe it’s the world we live in today where we are all looking to be safe. Lighthouses offered that for as long as people wet to sea and others stayed at home and built fires. Lighthouses say come back to me and be safe. What better message is there than that.