|Image by Murat Suyur|
For example, without the light bulb, we'd be living with candle light for always. Obvious, yes, but less obvious is that many say the light bulb is the invention that revolutionized the world.
Which is the less obvious reason that it sticks with me so strongly. The light bulb represents ideas, ideas of all kinds. It also represents thinking. This image, complete with the "old" light in the candle flame, and the "new" light of the bulb, may in essence be two different things, but in reality, it's connecting ideas from past and present, in a way that I hadn't seen before. In other words, it's shedding light on today while paying homage to the past.
What's this got to do with anything, you ask? Well, I'm in the process of opening the doors of my past, visiting old pains and hurts, and attempting to make peace in an effort to move forward a little lighter (pun intended!) No easy task, excruciating, at times. Then again, being burned by a candle is painful, and it was not easy to invent the light bulb, either...