From Light to Light

I am fascinated by lighthouses. In my nightmares, it was always a lighthouse saved me. There are many lovely lighthouses in Canada to visit. I will start with Mississauga’s Port Credit Lighthouse where I often climb up to enjoy the spectacular views: boats sailing, swans swirling, and Toronto’s skyline in the distance. At night I can see its shining light traversing afar, casting beautiful shadows on Lake Ontario.

Next, I want to visit Fisgard Lighthouse in Victoria, British Columbia. It was the base for the Royal Navy during the war time. I want to imagine its light leading many to home and safety. Even just looking at its images online I can still feel peace in my heart.

Then I will pay homage to Emily Carr House in Victoria, and immerse myself in the footprints of Emily Carr’s great arts, writing, and love for First Peoples. I hope her light will be shed on me as her vision has shone on Canadian art history.

Historic Joy Kogawa House in Vancouver is on my list too. I enjoy Joy’s books and admire her for speaking truth and seeking reconciliation. I dream someday I can be residence at this beautiful notable house to share poetry from my books: Nightlights and Love’s Lighthouse. Emily Dickinson said, “To travel far, there is no better ship than a book.” On our life journey, let us follow the light from great people traveling before us.


Anna Yin




Note: Photo of the Lighthouse in the cover was taken by Guan Tao, Thanks.


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Mississauga, Ontario to Vancouver, British Columbia

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