Wednesday, February 4, 2009

sunshine and shadows

my lovely annaliese issued a challenge today to write a post on 'sunshine and shadows,' so here's mine.

the moment I saw her title, I thought of one of my favorite songs by switchfoot, aptly titled the shadow proves the sunshine. I love that line, and that idea. it's like when we are asked to compare good and bad. 'good' cannot exist without 'bad' because there is nothing to measure good with. without shadows, we can't tell that the sun has any effect. darkness proves light. 

speaking of sunshine, it's that time of year when I am absolutely craving it. the sun has been hanging around this neck of the woods for a few days now, but for whatever reason, I haven't been venturing out to enjoy and consume it. why is it that we sometimes hide from the things that we really want, even when opportunities present themselves to us? perhaps the cool of the shadows feels more comfortable, even when in the back of our minds we know that the sunshine will make us happier...

1 comment:

annaliese said...

oh how I love you! this is so much the type of post I wanted to write with the title--and I had no idea there was a song titled that! I will have to go find it and listen now! thank you, my word-gifted friend :) I smiled while reading this post!