What is life?
It is the flash of a firefly in the night.
It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.
It is the little shadow which runs across
the grass and loses itself in the sunset.
~ Crowfoot, Blackfoot warrior and orator 1830 – 1890
“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.”
― Helen Keller
1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
~ John I King James Bible.
I awoke with this on my mind. I memorized this quote this way from my youth. I have always had a quiet understanding of things. Personal experiences and at times not so easy. Yet it is a ongoing study of culture, religion or belief systems. The secular, atheists or feminists are interesting to listen to too and learn from; which are contrasting and comparable to my own experiences of this question of The Word and the Light.
“Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all — the apathy of human beings.” ― Helen Keller
What moved me this morning was the simplicity of two things. The Word and The Light. From a Jungian perspective this can be viewed objectively or subjectively.
Watercolor by Hudley 1989