We all have known light and dark since we were born. We all were born from the dark and emerge into light. We have all experienced light rays, beams, shadows, shades, temperatures and temptations. And we all have associations - awake in light and asleep in dark for most of us. So recognizing the two is fairly easy as night and day occur every day and night of our lives. And they usually contrast each other visually.
Nature as no streetlights. No green, red, strobe, flashing, blinking or warning. Nature's sky however shines sunlight, skylight, starlight and moonlight. And in so doing shadows and shades our eyes and minds while sometimes distorting our perspective. Many earthlings observe a sunset or sunrise yet few truly comprehend the meaning. They can see beauty, but often miss the message.
We have all seen light and dark. We recognize them immediately. If we notice the two outside ourselves, they are easy to identify. Yet we sometimes miss our own light and dark. How can that be that we often miss what is inside us? Others might see what we can't discern. But our light and dark Is never truly black-and-white. Light and dark couple and contrast their opposite energies.
We all have known and shown light and dark since we were born. We have all experienced light rays, beams, shadows, shades, temperatures, tensions and temptations.
Light differentiates from dark. Most of us have associated light as hopeful and dark as fearful. Both bring an emotion into their mix. So human constructs are man-made, often away from the meaning of the natural world. Artificial light do not exist except in the minds of mankind. But what does exist is part of both at the same time. Some of each. Part of a whole. Somewhere in between.
Nature has no green or red lights signalling go or stop. Nothing in Nature is ever purely black-and-white.
When light illuminates. it energizes and brightens. When dark shades and shadows, excites, understanding ignites. When thought clarifies rather than confuses, the ocean becomes more emotion than motion.
And of course, there is frequently a line between light and dark. One welcomes while the other scares. When light illuminates, feelings excites and understanding ignites. When thought clarifies rather than confuses. When the ocean is more emotion than merely motion.
After a sunset in Key West July 2017