OLD AGE AND THE TWILIGHT TREASURES
Old age is also the twilight of life. On the west coast of Ireland the light is really magical. Many artists come to work in this light. Twilight in the west of Ireland is a time of beautiful colours. It is as if the latent colours of the day which were lost unde the whiteness of the light now have the courage to emerge; every coulour has a great depth. The day bids us adieu in such a dignified and beautiful way. The day's farewel is expressed in twilight, in the magic of colour and beauty. The twilight makes the night welcome. It is as if the beautiful colours of twilight slip into the night and make the night habitable and bearable, a place where there is hidden light. Similarly in old age, the twilight time of life, many of the unnoticed treasures in your life can now become available and visible to you. Often it is only with the twilight perception that youi can really glimpse the mysteries of your soul. When the neon light of analysis grasps at the soul, the soul rushes to conceal and hide itself. Twilight perception can be a threshold to invite the shy soul to come closer to you in order to glimpse its beautiful lineaments of longing and possibility.