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.
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