to "Brilliant!" We hope you and your loved ones are well
and happy and that 2007 is already proving to be a positive and successful
year for all of you. You may be wondering what happened to the February
issue of "Brilliant!" - well our last couple of editions have
been delivered rather late in the month and we decided to bring the
newsletter back to a more early-in-the-month delivery cycle. So this is
really a combined February/March edition.
was, of course, the month of romance and we hope everyone had a romantic
and loving Valentine's Day. Barbara and I went to see a delightful,
new romantic comedy at one of our local Gold Class cinemas - what a very special way to watch a
movie! We sat in huge,
comfy recliner armchairs and were served a wonderful lunch, delivered in
various courses throughout the screening. While we were sitting there,
enjoying our food, champagne and the movie, I looked across at my
beautiful lady Barbara and recognised how extremely fortunate I was to be
sharing such a happy and abundant experience with the love of my
life. Although there is a strong commercial aspect to Valentine's
Day, it's still a great opportunity to stop and acknowledge the joy of
being together and to celebrate romance and love.
month, Barbara and I will achieve another wonderful milestone in our
journey together, when we celebrate our 30th anniversary of becoming a
couple. We have several very important dates in our life history -
our wedding anniversary; the birth of our son; and this special one in
with all this love in the air, we thought it was a good time to select and
share with you four of the many wonderful "true love" short
stories already showcased and performed at the Bright Light Café.
If you're a new visitor to the Café's hundreds of free
entertainment web pages, you may not have discovered these gems yet, and
if you're a long term Bright Light visitor, it may have been a while since
you read or listened to them. Either way, we hope these stories will make you smile,
chuckle, and maybe shed a tear as you experience their positive and
uplifting expressions of love. Here they are:
Sweet the Wine by Tony Williams
Elevator Angel by B. A. Llewellyn
by Rebekah Lyell
Death Do Us Part by Caroline Stevenson
have a wonderful range of new showcase items at The Bright Light Café
wonderful new painting.
humorous and delightful new poems.
Two new streaming audio performances of some recently showcased items.
always, it gives me pleasure to hand the newsletter over to my wonderful
Llewellyn, who will tell you more about these great new items and
their talented creators.
join us in welcoming Tania Cilia,
from Malta, into the Bright Light Creative Family. Along with her
writing talent, Tania is bringing us all a new perspective on an old
theme, with a fascinating article illuminating the mythologies behind the
Chinese view of Valentine's. Tania is an Allied Newspapers columnist and freelance features
writer, as well as the happily married mother of three children.
ONCE upon a time, as all good stories go, on the seventh day of the seventh month in the Chinese lunar calendar (July 30th in North America and July 31st in China in the year 2006), the seven daughters of the Goddess of Heaven were visiting Earth and caught the eye of a Cowherd called Niu Lang.
Bedi, from India, gives a marvellously spiritual touch to his
Bright Light Café paintings and further proves this point with his latest
showcased work of art. Merge into his cacophony of colour aimed
towards a full and mysterious moon, while also tuning into some uplifting poetry,
stories, meditation and music. Ravi is now only one item away from becoming our next Featured Talent.
deep merging of rich hues, flying into the night, bringing flight and
freedom. The sky may be dark but the moon is shining on a carnival
of colour, lightening our hearts, captivating our minds.
See now ...
Dakin, from Australia, now has six items at The Bright Light
Café, a delightful mixture of whimsy and sincerity, of poems and stories. Her
latest showcased items are very different from one another yet merge into
the same theme - true love. Margaret manages to show how Love is
always the greatest miracle whether it's found in our feelings of romance or
in the dying words of an aged family member.
If you will be my fortress;
I will be the moat;
There to keep you safely,
From the tyrant’s yoke.
The sunlight strikes the ruby glass and jug,
It stains the lacy folds with crimson light,
And settles there upon the woven rug.
The room is shaded, musty, cool as night.
of love, we'd like to introduce you to a writer who has managed to combine
this bright emotion with the added sparkle of humour. Please, join us
in giving a warm welcome to Geoff
Weilert, from the United States, as he enters into the very
talented Bright Light Creative Family.
I’d give you my heart,
But I’d like to impart,
Having difficulty? I guess I’d say sorta.
Finding the card was a snap,
I got really cute wrap,
But I made a mess when I cut the aorta.
Read more ...
the love of new babies can send us into a right royal spin - wondering if
sleep is a long-lost luxury and if there will ever be enough time left in our
lives to not be in a constant hurry. Now imagine what would happen if
you had twins! Norma
Jean Kawak, from Australia, contemplates this possibility with a
strong dose of humour to pepper the thought.
Not a Mad Mother
Husband at work, three children at school,
Baby splashing in bath, on the floor there’s a pool
Four year old is playing, please don’t make a mess.
I’m going out; still have to put on a dress.
Read more ...
love of nature brings daily joy and beauty into all of our lives as Agatha
Malaysia, reminds us in her latest poem. With a perfectly
matching photo, Agatha's poem takes us on a walk into simple, everyday,
Seeing the bridge
we became curious
and walked across the strand
when the tides ebbed.
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may be the food of love, but laughter is definitely an appetiser. Give
yourself a treat and have a giggle with a short story from the pen of Carl
Palmer, from the United States, and a poem written by Dorothy Bransgrove,
85-years young of Australia, who is vibrant, living proof of the positive
impact creativity has on the brain and the emotions at all ages.
Egg by Carl
Palmer (195 words)
Part of Larry’s 200 hours of community service was to help relocate the Henry County Museum. On his third trip he helped himself by relocating a fossilized egg from the dinosaur exhibit. He planned to sell the artifact at his brother Matt’s yard sale that weekend at the Kitty Ranch on Old Mill Road.
New Friend by
I have a new companion
who walks along with me,
we stride along step by step
in perfect harmony.
Read More ...
Ravi Bedi's latest painting, Kites
1, are featured performances, enhancing the beauty
and message of the art. We hope you thoroughly enjoy them. They
Wish That I Could Catch Your Laugh
Poem by Narissa
of the Sun Story by Dan
Akinlolu (497 words)
by Stephen Pray
Memories (Music) Written &
performed by Taylor Dean
(Music) Written &
performed by Sky
the World with Love (Meditation) by B.A.Llewellyn
wish you a fabulous month and hope that you and yours are safe, happy,
prosperous and thriving. May your joys be as deep as the ocean and your
sorrows as light as it's foam.
our warmest regards,
Llewellyn & Rod Kirkham
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