A step out of life, A jump into nature - The Sunset, Greens & Flowing Water..Story in 7 Clicks
The Sunset“Far, far away, there is a beautiful Country which no human eye hasever seen in waking hours. Under the Sunset it lies, where the distant horizon bounds the day, and where the clouds, splendid with light and colour, give a promise of the glory and beauty which encompass it.” • Abraham StockerStory in 7 Clicks
Everyone at one time or another has marvelled at the beautiful red and orange colours of a sunrise or sunset. Although colourful, certain parts of the world are especially famous for their twilight hues.
The sun is the most potent symbol and source of Yang energy. It purifies andenergizes at the same time. Also a symbol of balance, the legend states that there were originally ten suns, making the world too hot.
And as Emily Dickinson says, “But how he set, I know not. There seemed a purple stile, Which little yellow boys and girls Were climbing all the while”
Greens“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the Eyes of others only a Green thing that stands in the way. Some see Nature all Ridicule and Deformity, and by these I shall not regulate my proportions; and some scarce see Nature at all. But to the Eyes of the Man of Imagination, Nature is Imagination itself.” • William BlakeStory in 7 Clicks
The greenery has always been a cultural symbol. Common icons are the Worldtree, for instance Yggdrasil, and the tree of life. The tree is often used to represent nature or the environment itself.
The single leaf is an ancient heraldic symbol said to signify happiness. In ancient times Bay leaves were considered remedies against poison, and thus they symbolized healing. Ivy leaves signify strong and lasting friendship.
Flowing Water “Nothing in the world is more flexible and yielding than water. Yet when it attacks the firm and the strong, none can withstand it, because they have no way to change it. So the flexible overcome the adamant, the yielding overcome the forceful. Everyone knows this, but no one can do it.” • Lao TzuStory in 7 Clicks
Water holds the promise both of freedom and of enslavement, itsshimmering surface inviting, its depths mysterious and daunting.
Water is mutable and sublime, sustaining and destructive, andrepresents not only of birth but death also, not merely placid, but violent too.