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Weekly Photo Challenge – Descent; Reaching for the Light

“Winds shall rise, and fog descend”

Star Trek, Three Witches

(3 photos)

MORNING FOG, ASHEVILLE
MORNING FOG, ASHEVILLE

In response to Michelle’s “Descent” challenge,  I’ve chosen images that offer a literal illustration of  downward movement.  Above, the descent of nature’s layers traveling from the sky, down a steep mountain, to the valley floor.  Below, the mid-air descent of  a beautiful monarch butterfly toward a colorful floral target.

There is a figurative aspect to my choices as well –  the emotional descent/ascent between darkness and light.

DESCENDING
DESCENDING

“A fall from such a height is rarely straight downwards.”

Victor Hugo

At some point, most all of us have faced an issue that could cause a descent into darkness. The question is, how will we react when these things happen? Even the most positive among us occasionally give in to despair – we are only human after all. But how long will it be before we recognize that the light remains and our often difficult task is to pull ourselves up and reach for it, no matter how far away it seems.

LANDED
LANDED

“You’ve seen my descent, now watch my rising.”

Rumi

Darkness will come. Will it pull us in or will it teach us by comparison to appreciate the light? Will it cause our descent, or help us to recognize others’  more difficult issues than our own? With few exceptions, each of us has the strength within to move back toward the light. More importantly, we have the power to share our own light with others in need. Let us understand that the darkness need not triumph in our moments of descent – in time and with help, it too shall pass.

To see the descents of some other bloggers, click here.

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136 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge – Descent; Reaching for the Light Leave a comment

  1. well Doctor Schell – thanks for the therapy with photos and quote session today! and ooooo – succinct and spot on…

    “Let us understand that the darkness need not triumph in our moments of descent – in time and with help, it too shall pass.”

    well said, well said ❤ ❤

  2. Tina, can you tell me a bit more about that first one? Specifically … where were you so that you could get such an unobstructed (and amazing) view!

  3. These are such peaceful shots Tina ~ love the first one, makes me want to sit on a log (hopefully with my morning coffee that I have as this romantic image of explorers & adventurers since I was a kid), and watch the clouds/fog unfold. Ascent from the dark of dawn to the lights of dawn…

    Also, loved your butterfly photos, but the first shot really spoke well to me 🙂

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