One of my favourite mantra’s/ quotes is:
“‘Every cloud,’ says the proverb, ‘has a silver lining,’ and so I did not despair.‘”
So, of course, I was going to get around to researching the symbolism of this mantra.
The moon basked in silvery light is a message of hope – in the darkness there are shades of light -no matter how subtle. We only need a small flicker of light to switch on our hope.
Hope is pretty much how we carry on living in this world of ours. No hope = mere existence. Death even.
It is also a symbol of strength. We often need to summon up great strength from within to grasp onto the concept that hope is a choice.
This is symbolic of a subtle strength. The message here is that we ourselves can be flexible enough to be moulded into something better – but strong enough to keep our core integrity in tact.
What is really interesting to me is where the saying,
‘Always look for the silver lining.’ came from?
Someone once told me that if I can imagine a storm cloud clearing, sometimes the rays from the sunshine behind the cloud like a lamp and can give the cloud an appearance that there is a silver lining around it., this is where the ‘silver lining’ term came from,
So, the idea for this phrase is that when things are looking dreary, there’s always a brighter side; the comparison looks to be drawn from how dark clouds have a brighter side to them: their ‘silver linings.’
This saying was huge in ‘ the great depression’ era. Tons of upbeat songs were written about it. This says a lot about humans capacity to never give up hope, even when the world seems on the brink of an apocalypse.
I read so many things about how humans how humans have lost their humanity but the silver lining in this post and it’s the message is clear:
If we can still hang on to some shred of hope that there is a chance that humanity can still be awakened in even the hardest iron clad of hearts. HUMANITY AND OUR WORLD HAS CHANCE
I shall let the lovely Judy Garland help you to ‘look for the silver lining’ today