Lighthouse Keeping by Kay Ryan: Reading and Meditation

June 9, 2020  • Executive Leadership Seminars Department

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Lighthouse Keeping, Kay Ryan


“Lighthouse Keeping,” paints a vivid and somber scene of a ship amidst a storm, seeking a guidance it can’t make out. Somewhere, anonymously, a lighthouse keeper sits on shore in constant vigil to shepherd those at sea. Whether or not ships are aware, there is always someone tending to the lighthouse, attempting to bridge the distance–an intimate relationship despite being physically remote, between individuals who may never meet. Today, do you find yourself at sea, or are you keeping vigil for those in dangerous waters? What connects you to the other? If a ship at sea, where do you turn for guidance through the fog and winds? What keeps you afloat? If a lighthouse keeper, how do you feel connected to those you serve? 

Brianna Curran, Washington, DC 

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