Ten Questions About Light for You and Your Family Posted on December 20th, 2022 by

Today is Winter Solstice. The longest night of the year. OR the day the light begins to return in
greater chunks each day for the next six months. Depends on how you look at it.

It is the season of light. Hannukah. Christmas. Kwanzaa. Solstice. St. Lucia. All celebrate
bringing light into the dark world.

So, today, ten questions for you to answer about light. We will be asking these at our family
table or around the tree or after our own traditional Christmas Eve feast of White Castles. (Yes,
you read that correctly, but that is a story for another day).

You can ask them as you sit by the Menorah, or light a candle for one of the days of Kwanzaa,
or celebrating the earth turning towards the sun on Solstice. Or just because.

This is not a contest. There are no right or wrong answers. You don’t have to answer how you
think you “should”, just with the first thing that comes to mind.

1. Who are five people who have brought light into your life?
2. Think of a time of darkness in your life. Who came to you and offered you light?
3. Sunrise or sunset?
4. Who brought you the light of tennis?
5. Who in your life is gone but still brings light to you when you think of them?
6. The moon, the stars, or the sun?
7. Who is one person who taught you to see light in a new way or from a different angle?
8. What is one time you know you brought light into someone else’s life?
9. What is one thing this holiday season you can do to bring light into someone else’s life?
10. What is one thing this holiday season you can do to bring light to yourself?

There. Light is just another word for love. And we all know, Tennis begins with…..

Happy season of light from Tennis & Light Camps!


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  1. Rozan Anderson says:

    TLC is a shining light in my life and for so many others. The more we all burn brightly, the further our light spreads! Happy holidays to all! 🕯

  2. Candace Royer says:

    Dear Neal,

    You are truly “carrying on” in the spirit of Steve (and Barb!) Wilkinson! He’d be so pleased with the questions that you pose to all of us. t

    Thank you! And trust that one of the CD’s that Steve and Barb gifted to me is on the 5 disc player as I type. Thank you too for the gift of your music!

    Merry Christmas and peace in the New Year,

    • Neal Hagberg says:

      Hi Candy, so good to hear from you, as you are someone who brought (and bring) so much light to the world in your relentlessly beautiful fight for gender equity!

  3. Greta McLean-Wood says:

    Thank you Neal! One lovely bright light in my life, even though it hasn’t shone on me for a while, is TLC! Thank you for that!
    Cheers and Happy Holidays to you all.

  4. Scott Link says:

    Neal- Thank you for being such a bright shining light to the entire TLC family!