Pathway of Lights

The City of Seattle hosted their annual Pathway of Lights at Greenlake tonight. We participated in the walk around Greenlake in the cold and dark bedecked with twinkling blinking Christmas lights.

It was a festive event, very well attended and worth bundling up for. There were lots of families out with kids, babies and dogs. There was one phosphorescent jellyfish. There were even a flock of lit kayakers.

If you missed it tonight, mark your calendar for next year: it’s always the second Saturday in December. The entire 2.8 mile pathway around the lake is lined with beautiful luminaries: actual burning candles inside paper bags. These thousands of little glowing embers of summer lined up to stoically carry us through the winter solstice period. We felt invigorated by the celebration of darkness and light and Lake seemed by turns delighted and content in the moment.