MorgueFIle March2020 5505949277945981e863844c582745fc
Ever since I was a little girl I have loved to visit lighthouses. They have always given me comfort and a feeling of safety. I know that the lighthouses are not there for the benefit of those on land, but rather for those who travel the seas. Just the same, I derive comfort from them.
I will never forget the first lighthouse I visited. My family and I went on a day trip to Long Beach Island at the Jersey shore. Pulling into the parking lot and seeing the Barnegat Lighthouse standing tall and almost regal, I was in awe.
I moved to North Carolina several years ago and have spent many hours investigating the Lighthouses near me. I still get that special feeling when I see one. I attended several quilt retreats on Oak Island which has a wonderful Lighthouse. My room was flooded with light as it circulated around facing the house I stayed in. The rhythm of the light shining in and out of my room put me right to sleep.