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I was able to get out for a short while in the mid-afternoon yesterday in order to go pick up two of my grandsons from their classes. It was a walking opportunity with the camera that I took as I had earlier noticed a fruit tree in blossom, a crab apple tree. It was overcast and threatened to storm. On the walk I took a number of other photos as well in order to have a few more that are destined for these pages over the next few days.
It isn’t too hard to see these blossoms stretching to catch whatever sun’s rays are available. In return, I imagine the sun makes its own valiant attempts to please, to meet the needs of life forms. Though the sun is the source of light and life, it isn’t as all powerful as one would expect. Clouds wait in the background to show their power as well. Clouds hide the sun and cast a pall over all. Yet, they are needed as much as the sun. Without the clouds and the moisture they bring, life would wither and die.
The human psyche is no different. There is a needed balance between consciousness and unconsciousness. Though many, including myself, are struggling to bring light to personal or collective darkness, to make the unknown known; too much consciousness will result in the soul withering, too much unconsciousness will have the soul drown and be swallowed into a vast sea.
This isn’t such a difficult idea to understand when one looks at it another way. Take this tree for example. Though it is beautiful as it displays its blossoms, the sense of its beauty would disappear if it stayed in bloom at the time. Not only its beauty would be affected, but also its bounty. If the blossoms stayed forever to gift us with their appearance and gentle aroma, there would be no fruit.
“Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.” (Carl Gustav Jung)