November 02, 2005

My Temple

The pier at night is the place I feel closest to God. It is the place I go to face my greatest pains and utter my deepest hopes. It is the first place I go when something terrible happens to me, and is the last place I go before I sleep at night. The pier is, in essence, my church, and has been for the entirety of my adult life.

I walked out to the water tonight to find that my neighbor has installed a bright fluorescent security light on his pier, which illuminates everything, blocks out the sky and destroys the beautiful peace of that place I have cherished for so long. My church has been all but destroyed, and I am not entirely sure what to do about it. My faith is not in any jeopardy, but to lose something of such profound meaning on what amounts to a technicality just shocks me.

If you have any ideas I would love to hear them.

Posted by Andy at November 2, 2005 01:19 AM to the General category

What a tragedy!

I would write the nieghbor a letter requesting either a less intrusive light or the installation of a shield that limits the light's breadth. Include in this letter, some or all of your post. If no sucess, conside a petition drive.

Posted by: Tom at November 10, 2005 09:47 PM

The shield idea might be feasible. I'll investigate that possibility.

Posted by: Andy at November 11, 2005 12:17 AM
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