Sometimes when we're not getting the results we want, we tend to focus on the negatives and forget that there's still a beautiful world all around us, if we only take the time to notice it. I was a little lost for a blog today...I did a new pendant but it's still cooling from the oven and so I went to my photos for inspiration. I took this photo from my front porch at the end of last June, about 8:30 at night...the sun was setting in the west as the moon rose in the east. I'd totally forgotten about it after uploading it to the computer.
So, as I was looking at it, I started to think about my situation in relation to the photo. Just as the day is taking away the sun and dropping into darkness, a new light comes. It's not as bright, its light is cooler, and it comes less often but it is beautiful in its own right. Soon that light will be the only beacon in the sky. I realized that the sun may be gone but the only reason I see that moon is because the hidden sun is still lighting it from the other side of the world. It's not gone, it's just waiting for the earth to turn again before it shines on my face once more.
Sometimes the darkness closes in on us in one form or another, but it doesn't mean it's an ending. Sometimes you see the light and other times you forget to look for it because you are bemoaning the loss of brilliant brightness and cannot see the soft glow above the distant hills signaling that there is still hope. Maybe it's not always this obvious, maybe sometimes you can't find it at all, but it is always there.