All the light we cannot see
Day and night. Darkness and light. That is life or so I thought.
And then it is only dark. Darkness- thick darkness and I cannot see. And it engulfs me, holding me tight and not letting me go, pulling me back and making me steps slow. There is no light. I look around to see, but there is nothing but darkness. The world that once seemed beautiful is now bereft of colour. No, it isn’t even black and white. Its black, just black. Absence of light. There is no ray of hope that I can see. I get accustomed to the darkness and life goes by.
A flash of light blinds me.
My eyes hurt. I cannot see. I am so accustomed to the darkness that light seems painful now. I wince in pain but I slowly open my eyes to see the light. I can see. The world looks beautiful, all colourful and bright. I rejoice and I’m thankful for the light. But then something strikes me.
Was I really in darkness or was there light? Light, that I could not see.
As the light surrounds me, a new realization dawns on me.
I could always see. But what I saw was what I chose. I could choose to see the darkness or the light. I had chosen to ignore the light for a while. Even when I was in the darkness, there was light. Light from the silver lining on that dark clouds. Or the light as the fire of love crackled with sparks, surrounding me with warmth. Those lights on the street guiding me on paths that I’d never taken before. A wanderer though I was, I’d reach where I wanted to go. Or those smiles which like fairy lights, though tiny, made it all beautiful!
There was light, but we did not see.
There is light and we cannot see. Or can we?
We may be in darkness, but its sad when we are surrounded by light and not see.
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