Thursday, November 3, 2016

Thursday Thoughts...

“A certain darkness is needed to see the stars.”


Pondering life today.

We all know how true this is in real life; if we live in the country or visit areas unpolluted by city lights capes, we can experience that gradual transition from day to twilight with the evening star's appearance, followed by a proliferation of stars that only become visible to us as the sky darkens to night.

And as I think about this and life I understand that it is sometimes darkness or dark times that allow us to see things in different lights. Sometimes darkness reveals to us a friend who is "a friend in need, a friend indeed". Sometimes darkness enables us to see the value in something we had taken for granted.

They are small things, yet large things.

And I am grateful for the stars that appear in our lives when there is darkness.

Detail from starry Starry Night...


  1. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful...and an affective analogy to be reminded of this way.

  2. how you can almost touch the stars in the deep night of the desert

  3. This is so true on many levels Fiona. Reminds me of this quote by Terry Pratchett: 'Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first and is waiting for it'.

    1. How clever that man was! An amazing way to think about things....


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