Cheris The Light Not Darkness Essay

1378 words - 6 pages

Imagine waking up and knowing that you are going to die. What is the first thing that you would do? With most people, they would not just wait for it to happen, they would get out and do something about it. It could be as big as finding the cure for the disease or as small as making friends with some unknown neighbors or paying for the groceries for the person behind them. The lesson about cherishing things in life is in almost kind of source that can be thought of. Books, artwork, biblical stories, poetry, songs, photography and articles can all contian this life lesson.
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“These pleasures are forgotten or ignored. I will be the first to admit that I take a lot for granted, even after experiencing cancer myself. After reading Michael’s book, I vowed to change that. It certainly won’t happen overnight, but I will do it in small steps so I do it right.” (1875)

Artwork is one of the ways that the theme about treasuring things in life can be conveyed in. An example of a piece of Artwork like this is one right here . The reason that this picture is an example of cherishing things is not only because of what it says but what the meaning behind each of the things incorporated into it. “Cherish the Light Not Darkness” (Bach, Elizabeth. Cherish the Light Not Darkness. 2014.) means that people should not be focusing on the terrible things in life or the things that darken their mood. They should instead focus on the joyful things in life that lighten their mood up. The yellow orb symbolizes the light or joys a person has. Since you cannot see into the light, this could mean that the inside of the light can be anything that any kind of person would like such as kittens, sports, games and maybe even darkness if that is what a person likes. The two pair of hands in the picture is suppose to show that the light is suppose to be important to a person since it is being cradled by the two hands and cradling something must mean that it is important. The theme of cherishing life can be expressed through art.
Even books such as the Bible can have example of cherishing things in life. For example, one of the stories in the Bible about this lesson is in Luke of the New Testimony. The story is called, “The Parable of the Prodigal Son”. In the story, there was a part about the son returning to his father’s home and apologizing to him for wasting his money and land. When the father heard this, he responded in a way that was unthinkable for this kind of case just because he cherished the fact that his son came home. “‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him (his son), and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate. For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found’” (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Luke 15 21-23). You...

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