Thursday, September 15, 2011

Avoidance

'Avoidance' by Jina Wallwork

The darkness and the light are key features of every life. Darkness includes times of difficulty and sadness. The light involves happiness and comfort. There is sometimes an attempt to separate one from the other. When a problem seems too large to resolve, we attempt to contain it and hope that the darkness doesn't contaminate the light. The more we try to separate the darkness from the light; the more we realize they are intertwined. Eventually the containment dissolves and the light and dark begin to bleed into each other. The darkness of the problem blends into a solution. A color begins to form and our black and white perspective ceases to be. Within a life, the darkness and the light always intertwine to create a life rich with color.