Under the light’s guidance


To the Editor:

I have lived in Chilmark for more than 80 years, and in my childhood I would sleep in the Green House sleeping porch. The lights of the Gay Head Lighthouse overlooked me and were watching over the Island when we used blackout curtains in WW II. It seemed that they kept us from harm.

At night you can see the lights of the Newport bridge. Gay Head Light is part of so many of us. We sit under the light’s guidance. It is a lovely reminder that while we are on an Island, we are part of much more. We are members of a nation, a family of sorts. The light is there to be seen by all.

Nancy Huntington Nitchie

Chilmark and Tisbury