Darkness and Light

To many, darkness is the enemy of light. The two are always opposed to one another. I rather see a wonderful kinship between the two, the one unable to exist without the other


We’re always moving from darkness in to light. Before we saw and experienced light we were fashioned and shaped in the loving and kind darkness of our mother’s womb.


We move from the darkness of the night in to the light of day, then back again. Day flows out of night and night flows out of day.


Think about our thoughts. They are born in the inner darkness of our minds and then flash in to consciousness like sparks in the night. Our creativity is conceived in darkness and then birthed in to light.


Darkness can never be the enemy of light. Instead, the two are always blessing one another giving birth to life.



About Don

I love life. Sometimes it makes sense, other times not. Discerning its underlying patterns and beauty always provides great reward and meaning and is a passion I ineptly follow. I feel deeply attached to nature and love the sea with its distinct moods and colour and find walking along its beaches wonderfully inspiring. Writing, sketching and photography is a sheer joy for me and the blog is one of the places I am able to express these pursuits.
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20 Responses to Darkness and Light

  1. iamforchange says:

    Gorgeous Post! I love the sentiment and the pictures! Thank you for sharing!


  2. nrhatch says:

    Beautiful shots, Don. Just lovely.


  3. Sydney Fong says:

    I hope I can achieve your photography standard one day!


  4. Lyn says:

    Wonderful photos Don, thank you for sharing them


  5. Healthy A-Z says:

    Very poetic. I love how you think, and the photos are a perfect complement…and beautiful, too. The additional effect when scrolling from top to bottom (night to day!) on your blog is intriguing with this post. I like it all!!


  6. Hudson Howl says:

    I have looked and read a couple times. Working on time restaints, so I’m coming back to comment.


  7. wisejourney says:

    love the piccis of London after dark…


  8. ladyfi says:

    Beautiful shots!

    And without the darkness, we wouldn’t know we were living in the light.


  9. Hudson Howl says:

    What is most appealing an interesting in your photos, this is not light to keep the darkness at bay but rather to highlight an accentuate the lines of a grand lady. Quite romantic images Don. Perhaps even a little bit of lust happen (but I won’t tell), definitely unrepentant love for light and colour, where darkness is the canvas. All the qualities of a portrait than a photograph of a cityscape.

    Our perception has long been tainted, the light of day the dark of night, good against evil, that reasoning can only be black and white. Your words and images dispel that kind of thinking.

    Given where you live, Fiona’s words an thought ‘And without the darkness, we wouldn’t know we were living in the light’ holds much weight to it. GOOD SHTUFFFS!


    • Don says:

      Hudson, I so enjoy reading your insights. “Darkness is the canvass.” I like that! Your second paragraph really strikes home for me. This black and white perception we have can be so dangerous. It’s the very foundation of all kinds of fundamentalism. That’s right, Fiona’s comment just speaks of the wholeness of it all. Thanks for your input Hudson – enjoyed it.


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