#ThursdayPhotoThoughts ‘The Sun Will Rise’ #March2021 @Pixabay #Haiku #ThursdayMotivation

Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.  Victor Hugo, Les Misérables, 1862. 

After darkest night

Sun will rise on horizon

Bringing light and warmth 

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We cannot avoid dark nights, there will be one every day, as surely as the sun will rise. As the sun sets, the night gradually darkens until ‘the darkest moment is just before dawn’.

Black night will descend,

Dawn will break darkest moment,

Hope will rise like sun.

We cannot avoid loss, any more than we can avoid the night, but we can be comforted with the fact that daylight will always follow.  

Avoiding loss means avoiding love. If we do not love we will not mourn any loss, but it would be a loveless life.

Some philosophers like Heidegger suggest that as our being is finite, then an authentic human life can only be found by confronting our mortality and trying to make a meaning out of the fact of death. In this case, the acceptance of our mortal limitation is the basis for an affirmation of our life.  

And while we carry our pain like a backpack full of bricks, we must make a conscious effort to gradually lighten our load and live each moment mindfully, not only to be alive.

Advice and suggestions for coping with loss here in my post on ‘6 Ways to recover from grief.’ 

All pictures from pixabay and all thoughts my own, although I’m sure someone has already expressed some of them.

#WordlessWednesday & #OneLinerWednesday: The Sun & The Moon in Conversation

More scenes from the beach, while I’m on holiday. Last night and this morning; the same yet different…

One-Liner Wednesday – Forgetfulness

When the sun forgot to shine on the moon she wept, but as he remembered she danced on the waves and grew in the sky.

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The glorious summer sun said to the full moon, “You’re so magnificent; I couldn’t live without you, my love.”

“You flatter me, ” replied the moon. “You’re always grand and glowing. I grow smaller and disappear, while you’re always vibrant and loyal. It’s me who can’t live without your light and strength.”

“But my darling, what would I be without my reflexion on your lovely face?”

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Both sides of the coin:

Sun and moon, night and day, happiness and sorrow, loss and abundance, laughter and tears,  good and evil, fire and water, fear and ignorance, love and hate, madness and genius, pleasure and pain, body and soul, life and death…

Can we experience one without knowing the other?

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