The shadow proves the sunshine

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There is a beautiful shadow on the wall. Have you ever noticed it? Have you ever noticed those tiny leaves, flowers, the distinctive net of branches on the ground? Have you ever noticed those moving shadows of people and their hands in the silent dialogues on the asphalt? All of them live in the alternative wordless world.
A shadow is a peculiar way of a reflection. A shadow is a singular reflection of the darkness. Darkness, which has each single thing around you.

Our world consists of darkness and light. We can’t reject one of them. They always go shoulder to shoulder.

Everything and everybody has its own little darkness, with its own shape and state. Our own darkness, which follows us through our whole lives, reflects our every single move and every single change in us.

When the night comes, shadows disappear. They just dissolve into the darkness, becoming part of the bigger darkness. Little darknesses hide at the great darkness, like scared kids hide in their mom’s tender hugs. You can never see the beauty of the shadow at night.

But when the morning comes and the sun shows itself to the world, it also shows the face of the world. Darkness shows only itself. It tries to absorb these tiny special darknesses and make them lost in its space. It wants you to feel shame for your inside trench and to give an “alternative solution” – come and hide here for nobody to ever see you.

Light shows both sides. It also shows the beauty and uniqueness of the dark side. It makes you feel special and beautiful the way you are. It wants the world to see you.

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My beautiful friend, never be ashamed to trust your darkness to the light.

«I am the Light of the world. The person

who follows me will never live in darkness

but will have the light that gives life.»

John 8:12

This kind of plant

Every Ukrainian kid knows the plant with the round dark-green leaves with a relief veins, growing by small families, never alone. I couldn’t find the proper translation of it in the Dictionary. Well, I think the literal translation is the best one, which says: “The one which is growing by the road”.

Every Ukrainian kid knows that it is not just a plant – when you fall down and your knees hurt or your elbows got some wounds stretching the tree-skin, you go to find these leaves. Then you warm it into your hands and put it onto your wound. And it heals your knees and your elbows.

Two days ago I called my mom this kind of plant. When your heart hurts you go to find mom and take her to your heart. Another thing is that it is not hard to find this plant – these leaves grow by the road, because mostly you get wounded on the way to something. Because their great mission is to take your pain away. Because they are here for you and your way.

And it makes so much sense. Miss you, mom.

 

Bye Forever

Have you ever realized how many times a day we say “bye forever”? Every day.

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There are so many things that have sense only now and today, so you will not experience them tomorrow or ever again. Like beautiful sunset, perfect in-time joke or eyes of your friend, who sees you through all of your darkness.
I am the type of person who always tries to catch the beautiful moment, putting it into a jar and keeping it in the most safe place of my inside world.  The “problem” is that God created so many beautiful things, that there is no end for them. So very soon my safe place becomes overwhelmed and I feel like I need more space. But even Space doesn’t have enough space to keep all of God’s beauty.
Thinking about that I feel absolutely happy and absolutely sad in the same time. Accepting every beautiful moment, living through it and letting it go away takes a lot of courage. You may not understand, why I am writing about that here. Me either.

The only thing I know today and now is that to see more beauty, to feel more love you have to overcome your fears.

 

“There is no fear in love.

But perfect love drives out fear,

because fear has to do with punishment.

The one, who fears is not made perfect in love.”

1 John 4:18