The halo is best known from its appearances in Christian iconography
from the second century onward, but it was a sign of divinity even
earlier, featured in ancient Greek and Eastern art. It symbolizes the
sun and divine radiance emanating from the individual. On the other
hand, the shadow, in art, is a symbol of our material nature and
represents an obscuring of the light.
Not unlike the halo or shadow depicted in art, I believe people
generally either have a positive aura about them, or a negative. In
the field of parapsychology, some claim they can actually see subtle
luminous radiation, of various colors, surrounding a person. I'm not
so sure about this. I might have to attribute the violet haze around
your head to a case of tired eyes. But, whether it's visible or not, we
all do obviously generate either positive or negative energy.
Can't you feel when a person emitting negative energy walks into
the room, like a dark cloud, bringing with them a pall of gloom? The
contrast of a positive minded individual, like a burst of sunshine, is
unmistakable. I'm aware of the fact that I have the power within me
to set the mood of the day. This was especially evident when the kids
were still at home. Now, of course, there are days, when this isn't the
case. There's all kinds of external influences, "stuff", that effects
everyone's mood. But that old adage "if mama ain't happy, ain't
nobody happy" pretty much applies.
So, my bloggy friends, here's wishing you a bright weekend. Enjoy
some of Mr. Cohen's music and bask in some rays of sunshine,
whether it happens to be cloudy in your neck of the woods, or not.
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in.
artwork: Apollo, Roman floor mosaic