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Day 52: V for Vettam

വെട്ടം വീണ കിഴക്കൻ ദിക്കിൽ, കുട്ടി കധിരവൻ ഉയരുന്നു.

"Vettam veena kizhakkan dhikkil, kutti kadhiravan uyaraunnu." 

Let there be light. Picture Courtesy: Meena Arvind
A line from an old poetry that my dad learned at school. It means, the light that falls on the eastern side is where the little sun rises. "Vettam" means "Light". I'm sure none of us would ever want to live in the dark. In every sense. We need light to understand everything around us and everything 'within' us. Life would never be possible if it weren't for the benevelonet rays of our mighty Sun. Symbolically we also use light as means to eradicate negativity and darkness from our life. That is why we try to light lamps or candles at home. Even though we can always argue that these were helpful during the times we had no technology and electricity, this is still followed for that symbolic meaning and belief that there will positivity around us when we light a lamp. Even the celebrations we have for various festivals like  Diwali, Thrikarthika,  Hanukkah, Christmas and so on, all use candles or lamps. These festivals fall during the winter or late fall season. We also realize the importance of light when darkness spreads its wings. Let us believe today that this 'light' will lead us towards greater possibilities and help us share it with others.

Signing off with a beautiful quote on light,

"We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are."-J.K.Rowling from Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix.
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