This is a snap I took yesterday. Drew inspiration from the Bard! It takes darkness to appreciate the light. To me, this photo portrays both hope and despair simultaneously.
There are times when we feel we can open ourselves up to new experiences and let go of our inhibitions. But sometimes we just want to close the doors of our heart and remain in the familiar comforting security of our own minds. Thus safeguarding ourselves from further grief. A little mood music to bring it all together : http://mp3skull.com/mp3/into_light_papa_roach.html
Light, seeking light, doth light of light beguile
Why! all delights are vain, but that most vain
Which, with pain purchas’d, doth inherit pain:
As, painfully to pore upon a book
To seek the light of truth, while truth the while
Doth falsely blind the eyesight of his look.
Light, seeking light, doth light of light beguile;
So ere you find where light in darkness lies,
Your light grows dark by losing of your eyes.