into the light


Darkening blinds leave out all light. There is comfort in that darkness sometimes.  A cuddle under the blankets. A warmth. A silky smoothness. A never want to get up ness. A stay in the jammies. A keep your eyes closed. A lethargy.  If you choose to get up in that darkness perhaps a stumble.
But what if you forgot to close those blinds all the way?
What happens when it is time to get up?
That little sliver of light that shines in the darkness.
A prevention of a stumble?
A desire to get up?
An energy?
It is hard to keep your eyes closed when there is light (even a little) streaming into an otherwise dark room.
There is an allegory called The Cave. It is about a person in a dark cave who is dragged against his will into the light….. at first the person is angry and in pain but as he adjusts to seeing the new reality returns to tell the others in the cave about the outside. However, he is unable to see now that he is back in darkness again. The people who greet him think that he is damaged due to his experience outside. They do not want the damaging experience of going outside.
Now, I made some minor modifications in this alegory but it works. Once people find out about human trafficking they cannot go back to ignorance. Most want to figure out how to make a difference. However some really do not want to know. Ignorance is bliss after all right?
I am not going back to the dark cave except to tell others.


About syndlazo

I am a Christ follower and as such I am called to love. I do my best to heed that calling. I am also a wife, mother, daughter, sister, teacher, mentor, friend, photographer, & writer. I do my best to be transparent.

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