Have any of you also been hungry for light? You know how we sometimes say things are as different as night from day? Night's not so bad. Night is supposed to be dark. The lack of light in daytime is something else.
St. Francis sang a Canticle to the Creatures, beginning with gratitude for Brother Sun. He must have longed to see light even more than I do: he was blind when he wrote:
Be praised, my Lord, by all your creature world,
and first of all by Brother Sun,
who brings the day and light you give to us through him.
And beautiful he is, agleam with mighty splendor;
of you, Most High, he gives us indication!