Contributions from the Community

Below are poems, comments, videos, artwork, and
other contributions that have been sent to us from people who
appreciate the HumanLight holiday, in communities far and wide.

 

Note: Please see the Merchandise page for additional artwork created by participants in the 2006 and 2008 HumanLight design contests!

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In 2013, Brian Lofgren, an artist and HumanLight supporter in Maryland, created some original designs of HumanLight bumper stickers, tree ornaments, and other items.  Check out his work for sale on Zazzle.com:

http://www.zazzle.com/humanlight_bumper_sticker-128797079956774800

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A large lighted sign, suitable for outdoor displays, was created in 2012 by Kyra Corradin, a Washington DC area artist.  It beautifully represents HumanLight values: Reason (the head), Compassion (the heart) and Hope (the hands working to build a better future).

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These are graphics created by artist, and HumanLight supporter, Bill Haines in Dec. 2012.
Suitable for use on a website, in Facebook, or other media.
You can download a copy by clicking on the image below and
using your mouse and browser commands to save the image.

humanlight_cover1 dec 2012 from bill haines

humanlight_cover3 dec 2012 from bill haines

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In Dec. 2011, Brian Lofgren, an artist and HumanLight supporter in Maryland, created a short YouTube video showcasing the candle display/ceremony his own family created for their celebrations at home, of HumanLight / Solstice.  The video is called “Happy HumanLight (advent wreath)”, and it includes the words from Monty Harper’s HumanLight song “These Three Flames”.  — It’s a great example of creating your own meaningful holiday traditions!

Happy HumanLight video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTGHOvMoV6E

Also, please see Brian Lofgren’s Squidoo page for more of his perspective and creative materials/info on HumanLight and the December holiday season.  This is a very impressive set of humanist-oriented holiday ideas and family traditions:

http://www.squidoo.com/winter-solstice-and-humanlight-celebrations

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HumanLight video by DukeRevolution.

In these days of cynical nihilism and apocalyptic expectations, it’s easy to lose sight of the goodness of humanity.
Click on the title link below to see the YouTube video:

Celebrate Humanity – Happy HumanLight

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In Dec. 2011, Benjamin Burchall, Chaplain of the Humanist Congregation of Greater Atlanta (GA), posted on YouTube a short talk he gave about HumanLight:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXz0kLopAcA

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A Poem from Maurice P. Hartley, January 1, 2010

HumanLight

Humanism urges meaningful action, now-
lead, inspire, generate healthy thoughts.

Hunger undermines meditation and negates
learning, inverting growth-hellish travesties.

Hope unites, manifests aspirations, neutralizes
losses, ignites glorious, healing transitions.

Hear, understand, mediate-acknowledge Now.
Listening introspectively generates higher transformations.

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In Dec. 2009, singer/songwriter Monty Harper composed the song below.  Also, please see his site for a recording of the song, and the sheet music:

http://montysongs.freeforums.org/post271.html#p271

These Three Flames (The HumanLight Song)
This flame shines with the light of reason
May it illuminate the wonders of our world
This flame glows with a warm compassion
May it expand the caring circle of our love
This flame gleams like a hope-filled beacon
May it sustain us through the darkest winter night
These three flames mark a joyful season
May they unite us in a happy HumanLight
And may Reason, Compassion and Hope
Light the path of every human life

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