Reena’s Exploration Challenge #81

Reena is the host of Reena’s Exploration Challenge.  Reena says:
It is time to peep into your creative processes once again. Welcome to Week 81!

There is no restriction on the length or format of the piece. Write a post on your blog, and link it up here with a pingback, or copy-paste the blog link in Comments.
I eagerly await your responses.

Our beginnings are the womb, in warm protected darkness. I wonder if there is a glow that can be seen in the womb, of the light of the outside that goes on about its business until we arrive?

Once we arrive, it is light, illuminating us and our world. Depending on where we are, it could be harsh, surgical lights or the ambient light of a birthing room. Our eyes are closed at first, but after a day or two, they tentatively begin to open. We can’t see details yet, but we know we are not alone.

As we begin to navigate our world we see there are times where the sun brings light, and then there are times of darkness. We learn that light bulbs can be used to provide artificial light, so the dark times aren’t complete black.

As our sponge-like brains continue to absorb knowledge and wisdom through learning experiences, we understand that light and dark are not only physical states that are connected with nature, planets, and seasons, we realize that light and dark can reflect moods and atmospheres.

We learn that there are beings of light and beings of darkness, but more importantly we learn that most beings are varying combinations of light and dark. Once we realize that they who exist at either end of the spectrum are exceptions rather than rules, we grow accustomed to darkness.

14 Comments Add yours

  1. Frank Prem says:

    NIce use of the prompt Jade.

    I’ve followed on your coattails and responded to this post, as well. Thank you for the link.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you Frank and you are very welcome.

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  2. Some very deep thoughts here Li.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you connected with the post, it was tough to write to this challenge and had to walk away from it for a bit before finishing it.

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  3. You are right on. We all are a combination of dark and light. With the few extreme exceptions. Nice post.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Len, for your kind words.


  4. Reena Saxena says:

    I read your post after Len’s and it seemed like an extension – when you talk about partial darkness. Starting it from the womb however lent it a different depth. We all start at similar points, but the complexity of what we call ‘personality formation’ overtakes. I’ve found my stomach churning on seeing evil or stupidity, and found others to be quite comfortable with it.

    I guess Len and you have given a direction to what I plan to write. Thanks a lot, Jade!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Reena, your insightful comments are very much appreciated. I can see where Len’s and my takes could mesh for sure. Looking forward to see where you take it, Reena.

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  5. Reena Saxena says:

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    Another take on light and darkness …… by Jade Li

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  6. Sadje says:

    Well written message. Great post

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you Sadje, much appreciated.

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      1. Sadje says:

        A pleasure.

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