Lights Up!

I had the pleasure of a quick night time drive through Orchard Road in Singapore in mid-November.

These shaky cellphone pictures from a moving vehicle really don’t do justice to the Christmas lights. The theme, which some have questioned as being un-Christian, is ‘A Disney Christmas’.

But what struck me was how, a three-minute drive from the end of the shopping belt, we came across this other light up for Diwali or Deepavali – the Hindu Festival of Lights, in Little India in Serangoon Road.

This festival celebrates the triumph of good over evil, knowledge over ignorance and light over darkness.

How wonderfully brilliant that two diverse festive occasions can be celebrated peacefully and harmoniously almost side by side.

RAGTAG DAILY PROMPT ~ BRILLIANCE

6 thoughts on “Lights Up!

  1. I love seeing lights in the dark and cold here. Really makes me smile. I have some out front on a timer. It is dark when I get home now, and walking up from the bus stop, I grin as soon as I see them. Ahhh…to be home and in the light. 🙂

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