Let there be light: Revisiting Weekly Photo Challenge

My post for this challenge back in November of 2013 showed a setting sun, an explosion of light over the water.

The photos I have chosen for this prompt a second time round show that where there is light there is also darkness. Not only is this true in a physical sense but also in a metaphorical one. As Martin Luther King Jr said: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

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© irene waters 2018

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© irene waters 2018

As a memoirist this quote by Brené Brown appealed to me. “Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”

 

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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4 Responses to Let there be light: Revisiting Weekly Photo Challenge

  1. That is a provocative quote – thanks for sharing, Irene.

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  2. Charli Mills says:

    A powerful quote to go with your photos. I love Brene Brown’s work.

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