Product Description*Limited Edition Offset Lithographs of original graphite drawings printed on cream archival stock. (Shipped flat) (*Limited edition of 500, plus some artist proofs)
9″ h x 6″ w
The birth of a child, anywhere in the world, is a special thing. Each child brings a bright spot of light which, if nurtured and developed, can become a burning torch of wisdom and passion. To symbolize this, on the Hawaiian Island of Molokai, children are given a wooden calabash containing kukui nut oil and a wick. It is their bowl of light. The light burns all the time and represents the goodness of the child. BUT, if the child does something wrong, a stone is placed in the bowl and if the child is very naughty, eventually there are so many stones, their light goes out…it is a sad day when your light goes out…
This story was being told by my Hawaiian cultural mentor, “Keeper of the Light,” Hale Makua, and someone asked with concern, “What do you do if your light goes out?”
He smiled, “You turn it over, dump out the rocks and start over, hopefully having learned something.”
Wise words to live by. May your light always be burning brightly!