Reena’s Exploration Challenge #110

Wishing all my Indian friends across the world, a very Happy Diwali!

Diwali or Deepavali (Festival of Lights) will be celebrated on the New Moon of October 27. We light up our houses and public spaces with earthen oil lamps, candles or electric lights. It is a metaphor for conquering darkness with light.

Darkness and light inspire a lot of quotes, poetry and other forms of literature. I like to live in twilight zones. I believe that none of the two are absolute. There is always a degree of relativity, which makes us value one over another.

Lighting a lamp is a metaphor for so many things – where does the light come from?

Well, this is not the prompt. It is just a thought. You need to scroll down further for the prompt.

All of us respond to darkness in our own individual ways. It can bring out the best or worst within us, or just leave us untouched.


Reena’s Exploration Challenge #110

As usual, there is no restriction on length or format of the piece. Write a post on your blog, and copy-paste the link here. If you are choosing a pingback, please check if it has worked. There have been instances of pingbacks not working in the past. Tag it ‘Reena’s Exploration Challenge’ for easy location in the blog roll.

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39 thoughts on “Reena’s Exploration Challenge #110

  1. ‘Sun, Silly, Starstuff’ 🙂

    Tres cool, thanx. Your excellent challenge reminds me of Madonna’s great multi: -art, -culture, -advocacy song, video, ‘Like a Prayer’. Also, Happy Rhodes great song lyric, “a beacon in the sky, meant to catch your eye”. Never Y2K: a premeditated unnatural disaster engineered to steal tax and other dollars; like the purposeful non-prevention of the failing of the levees in NOLA in ’05- even though they were routinely warned and paid federal funds to reinforce them for decades, yet they didn’t. Thanx for all you do too; copy, share as you will 🙂 reality

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    1. Happy belated Diwali and Good All Hallow’s eve’ to All. Also … of “It’s better to light one candle than to curse the darkness”, Thoreau. “It’s always darkest before the dawn”, Dickenson. Thanx for all you do too; copy, share as you will 🙂 reality

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    1. English translation

      In the darkest nights
      Without a ray of hope
      -You shine like a firefly

      In the emptiness of life
      sans meaning, joy or color
      -You enter as fragrance

      In the busyness of life
      I take many blows, but
      -You refresh like sandalwood

      I surrender presumptions
      give up fantasies of togetherness
      -You envelop me in bonds

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