Tuesday, 9 September 2014

These will ‘Light Up’ your lives...

We were sitting and discussing our next blog topics when suddenly one of the team members got very philosophical. “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” he quoted Plato. What initially got welcomed with chuckles and ‘ho-hums’, eventually led to a series of sayings around the word light. We selected the top five quotes that came out of our ‘jamming’ and have compiled it below. We thought it would be a good break in our blogs. Hope you like it as much as we did while creating it... Ladies and gentlemen, we are about to light up your lives. :)
a. “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.” 
True isn’t it. It’s fascinating when science meets philosophy. One gets to witness the analytical mind getting blown away by the more fluid avatar of the creative, realistic one. While speed and light go hand in hand, the irony of darkness reaching their before the light strengthens the purpose of the mighty light.
b. “May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out”
― J.R.R. TolkienThe Fellowship of the Ring
We were itching to add a product bit here, but refrained from it. :) Don’t we all carry that one thing with us, which we look at or use as we start losing hope, as the hands that had lent their hands of support slowly withdraw back.
c. All those other things, they are the glass that contains the lamp, but you are the light inside.”
― Cassandra ClareClockwork Angel
The light within, has always been a common usage. But the above line creates a sense of personification and makes the man, light himself.
d. “There is a crack in everything.
That's how the light gets in.”
― Leonard CohenSelected Poems, 1956-1968
We loved this one. Calling out to all the crazy, the misfits to tell them that it’s that little crack in their heads that gets spotted out by all, that gives them the enlightened perspective to life.
e. “Pointing to another world will never stop vice among us; shedding light over this world can alone help us.”
― Walt Whitman 
Wisdom beyond the ordinary, as Walt Whitman calls out for people to look within and look amongst them for humanity to move beyond.

As we selected the top 5 quotes, we strengthened our belief in the concept of light and its effect on us. One cannot fathom a life without light, in its real pure form. But light in its philosophical form teaches us lesson, at par at what we learn sitting under it.

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