Monday, 21 March 2016

Darkness and Blindness

Who hasn't experienced ups and downs in life?
For a child-- it's the swing. Up-down-up again!
For a school going teenager-- it's a win for the House team or many times a defeat!
For a cricketer-- it's the thrill of hitting a century but at times getting out on 20 nor less!
For all of us-- life teaches us to take ups and downs in our stride. Sometimes we cope with failures, some other times we need help.

Continuing with Rabindra Nath Tagore's writings, look what he said about life. He told us to be hopeful always. Because if we give up hope, that signifies the end. He compares 'being hopeful' with 'darkness' and 'giving up' with 'blindness' in his famous quotation below:

"darkness travels towards light,
but blindness towards death"

Ghumakkad has used an early morning shot in a tiger sanctuary to present this PQ- picturesque quote-- for you. 

See how nicely Tagore conveys that if you are hopeful, you will see the 'light' after the phase of darkness. But if you give up after being confronted with problems in life, your 'darkness' will get converted to permanent 'blindness' and you may not recover from it. Here is the next PQ for you.

Tagore also wrote another brilliant line on night's darkness which leads to the gold of dawn. To depict this PQ, Ghumakkad has used a picture of golden glow at dawn at a hill station in India. Enjoy the PQ.
Some other PQs on being positive in life are listed below (just click the link):
Winner never gives up
Rose petals and life
Be like water

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    - Harsh-the-Ghumakkad/ 21st March 2016

Postscript: Talking of darkness reminds me of the motto of many educational institutions in India which reads "तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमयः " meaning 'Lead me from darkness to light'. And education is supposed to lead us from darkness to light. (25th March 2016)