Hello and welcome to the Round Up – Week 56 post for Quote Quest.
This week we have the very lovely Oxy as our round up guest for week 56 <3 You can check out their blog here.
“look at how a single candle can both defy and define darkness” – Anne Frank
First I want to thank LSB for inviting me to do this round up. A quote from Anne Frank always carries with it a lot of weight and this one seems very relevant with the world as it is now. Lots of us are going through our own personal darkness but there are many candles, many people out there that are holding that darkness at bay and also showing us what that darkness is so that we can defend against it as best we can. Three blogs in particular caught my eye this week and made me think more on how we handle the dark and what the light means to us. It is hard for us to talk about our own personal darkness but sometimes sharing can reveal our own inner light.
This is a wonderful look at both the real and metaphorical look at this time of year with the long light evening and what fill them. A chance to think of the ways that the last year has changed us and how we now appreciate the little things in life. And also of the change of speed that sometimes allows you to take in the bird song. It reminded me to go out into my garden, sit down and just enjoy the moment as the candle on my table flickered.
This is a very personal look at personal darkness and the journey through it. I was touched by not only the openness of it but by the way that even though things may not be going 100%, you can still find hope that things will change. We all need to remember that even when things are tough, hope can help us get to where we need to be.
Lillith captures something beautiful here. The fragility of candlelight and how even that small spark of light can be enough to push back the ever surrounding dark. And how that candle can be a literal flame or it can be something as small as the smile on the face of a friend. And that seems like a perfect metaphor for all these blogs. Little flames in the darkness helping to show us the way.
Thanks again to Oxy for being the Round Up Week 56 guest <3 You can check out other round up posts here
The post for next week’s prompt is live – you can check out Quote Quest Week 57 here and closes on Thursday at 11.59pm GMT.