Thursday, December 09, 2010

Erase the dark

Inspired hydration
London, ON
October 2010

I'd like to close out our Thematic night theme (click here if you've got any last-minute submissions to share or if you'd simply like to comment on everyone's nighttime awesomeness) with a thought. Namely, night isn't so much about the darkness as it is about finding our way through it.

More specifically, night, to me at least, is all about finding the light and focusing it in such a way that we can continue to function within the broader darkness. That if we don't actively use the light for some value-added purpose, we run the risk of being lost in the murk, or losing our way entirely.

So I've chosen to end the theme with a picture that doesn't so much reflect the night as it reflects the direction we all seek. Light represents warmth and hope. It represents the spirit that pushes for the next big thing, that seeks to overcome adversity, that challenges cruelty and negativity, that looks out for others. If we're being overly simplistic, light is good. And since we all spend so much time bending it through lenses, I'm glad we were able to spend this past week looking at it from a slightly different perspective.

Thank you all for indulging me. Both this past week, and into the future.

Your turn: What does this drink celebrate?

One more thing: Thematic Photographic launches its next theme, family, tonight at 7:00 Eastern. Hope you'll drop by and join in.

6 comments:

lakeviewer said...

I've wandered back a bit late to participate in this theme; maybe next one.

I'm surprised at your perceptive stance, not exactly one of a journalist, I thought; more one of a poet, a philosopher.

We cannot erase the dark; we can let it take us to other worlds, other places, like the sky. Stars are only visible on a dark night.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

For me, light represents hope, security, a better day-future...and to me that drink represents the same as well as the unknown...because we don't know what the future holds, lately the politics, environment, economy..so much is in the balance.. so much needs to be fixed...

TheMuddledMarketPlace said...

...this week has been a helpful one~ for me personally. And this last day is no different. Thank You!

That drink? For me tonight, it's celebrating liberation and rescue and reclamation.

And as i type, my husband (who has no idea about this) walks in with a tiny cup of ricewine...so I even have an appropriate taste in my mouth...

becca said...

i like to think it celebrates solitude that whomever is drinking it is alone in front of the fire content to be with themself and happy with who they are.

srp said...

The light is amazing! It almost looks as if the glass is on fire! What to celebrate? That light is there to dispel the darkness of night and with it comes warmth and comfort.

A Paperback Writer said...

Really, really awesome photo here.