There is a beautiful cemetery next to Immanuel Lutheran Church out in the Kansas fields. It sits on a little rise overlooking the neighboring farms. All the names on the stones are German. The people who immigrated to this area were from northern Germany, founding towns in the area named Hanover and Bremen.
I couldn't help but notice that there were at least two tombstones for a family named Licht, "light" in German, out in the blazing summer sun. In made me think of the opening section of Haydn's great oratorio, The Creation. The chorus whispers Und Gott sprach: Es werde Licht! Und es ward... and then blasts out a C major chord on the final word Licht. And God said: let there be light! And there was light. Yes, in abundance.