Monday, February 25, 2013

Chiaroscuro

Isaac's decided he needs more quality time with me. (Approximately an hour and a half, almost every night this past month.) I took this picture this morning, around 3:30am:)

I think "chiaroscuro" might just be the only term I remember from my several humanities classes in college. It's the interplay between light and shade. I love it. It's sort of a life metaphor, the juxtaposition of good and bad in our lives. I like the idea that without the hard/painful/boring bits of life (the shade) we wouldn't realize how glorious (or bright) the good is. 

I think perhaps one of the keys to real joy is not in ignoring the bad, but accepting it and using it to help us see more clearly the true goodness around us every day.

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