Practical Things: Light

Light is such an important thing for humans. We need light to see not only to see but to be able to do anything. Light is essential for me to write this post. There are so many sources of light nowadays.
We first have the sun, we have fire, we have candles, we now use electric light bulbs, and flashlights.

We have had the sun since the beginning, but once the sun set it became very hard to see…until we had fire.
No one knows when fire was discovered but it was good for warmth and for light. But unfortunately this light was to stay at home under constant supervision, lest it get out of control and burn the hut down.

The earliest known candles were made from whale fat by the Chinese, during the Qin Dynasty (221–206 BC)
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_candle_making

As time went on we upgraded the mobility, of our light, but other than being able to see in the dark, light is also full of symbolism. Light is represented as good, what good thief will steal in broad daylight? 
If someone does something wrong they want to keep it in the dark. In the movies when the hero shows up light may shine around him, because he is good and pure like light.

In Christianity light has additional symbolismAnother example of the use of this ‘symbol’ is that Christians are to live ‘in the light’ of Christ who is Himself both the Creator of physical light and of spiritual light. “I am the light of the world”. There is a contrast between the old life of darkness and ignorance and the new life of light and knowledge.” (http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_does_light_symbolize_in_Christianity)

Light is a beautiful thing, it not only allows us to be able to see, but it represents good, purity, beauty and so many other things as well. 

I hope you enjoyed this post. (Sorry I have taken forever on this post) The next post will be Tea vs.Coffee (A little history of the two) See you next time.


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