I was in my company Field kick Off a couple of weeks ago and so many of my colleagues came up to me to say “I saw or visited a lighthouse on vacation and I thought of you”. It was nice to think people see a lighthouse and they think of me. I have always loved lighthouses and so I enjoy to share my love of lighthouses with all who will listen. The question I often am asked is; Why lighthouses? I wanted to answer in a thoughtful way and so spent the 15 minute along the beach composing my thoughts on it. I hope you enjoy them.
Lighthouses are to me a romantic building and image. Romantic because they are associated with a sense of adventure, mystery, and the allure of the sea. They have been a symbol of safety and guidance for sailors throughout history, helping them navigate treacherous waters and avoid dangerous obstacles.
In literature and popular culture, lighthouses are often portrayed as isolated and atmospheric locations, adding to their romantic appeal. They are frequently depicted as perched on rugged cliffs overlooking the ocean, with crashing waves and stormy weather all around. This imagery can create a sense of wonder and awe, making the lighthouse a powerful symbol of human resilience and the power of nature.
Moreover, I appreciate the historical significance and have stood the test of time, some of them dating back centuries. They represent a connection to the past and remind us of the role they played in shaping our world.
I guess in summary, lighthouses have captured my imagination, creating in me a sense of nostalgia and wonder. I just love everything about these buildings and the people that served in them.