The brightest star 最闪亮的星光

Life is full of ups and downs, and when we are feeling down, everything seems to be slumped into darkness.

A few weeks ago, I received a note from a close friend who mentioned this: Everyone have to walk their own path in their journey of life, and it comes with variety of flavours. I believe one will not in darkness forever, nor brightness all the time.

What I do not know is whether she has really understood the true meaning of life, or it has become so easy for her to say this because she has walked out of the darkness? I can still recall how lost she was and struggled with her new life during that period of time. I wonder, did she have the same thoughts at that point in time, or was she yearning for a helping hand to lead her to the light?

“The darkest night produces the brightest stars.”

The above statement caught my soul yesterday when I watched Bumblebee on my iPad and immediately I thought of creating a simple starry night to depict the truth of this statement.

In one of my previous posts, I have mentioned that it was only a few years ago that I learned that starry night can only be seen when there is no light around us, and it seems to resonate so much with this statement now.

“The darkest night produces the brightest start.” Only when there is total darkness can the stars shine brightly in the sky.

A few years back, I bought a book titled “Broken Open” and it was about how a woman struggled through life and survived and finally learned to live her life to the fullest. I guess it is what this statement – “the darkest night produces the brightest stars” means, just like what my close friend mentioned in her note: I believe one will not in darkness forever, nor brightness all the time.

And I am glad that I have not given up on her when her world seemed to fall into darkness, and today, I am happy to see a star shining brightly in the sky…..

06.10.2019

Francis Lim

人生总有起起落落,当我们在低谷的时候,总觉得一切都是灰暗的,所以才会叫做谷底。

几个星期前,一个挚友写了那么一封信给我,她说:

Everyone have to walk their own path in their journey of life, and it comes with variety of flavours. I believe one will not in darkness forever, nor brightness all the time.

我真的不知道她会如此说是因为她真的看懂了人生,还是她的处境已经好转,所以说起这一番话来是如此地轻而易举。还记得当她陷入谷底的时候,她的心是波动的,是翻涌的,甚至是迷茫的。

那个时候,她是不是也有同样的想法呢?或是她曾期待有一个知心的好友扶她一把,帮她渡过难关呢?

“The darkest night produces the brightest stars.”

这是我昨天在iPad上看Bumblebee这部电影的最大收获,忍不住就想画一张很简单很普通的星光之夜,代表这一句话。

记得上一篇心语里曾写过,在几年前才知道满天星斗需要在一个没有光害的地方才能遇见,与这一句话不谋而合。

只有最黑暗的地方,才能看见最灿烂的星斗,只有最黑暗的夜空,才能让星群展现它们的光芒!

几年前,曾买了一本书叫做“Broken Open”,说的是女主人在经历了无数个挫折之后,终于都破茧而出,真正地活出了真我的自传。我想这就是“The darkest night produces the brightest stars”的写照吧?就像我的挚友所说的,每个人都不可能一直处在低谷,也不可能总是在高峰。

我只知道,在她还在谷底的时候,我庆幸我并没有放弃过她,也看见了今天一颗异常闪亮的星光……

06.10.2019

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