silver highlights

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.

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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



About Daisy Willows

'Words are my everything' - Jon Wayne . A writer of poetry, stories, stage scripts, fiction, border line poetry & freestyle works, Music reviews, Guest Features/interview & shout outs. She is also passionate about raising anti-stigma & awareness for Mental Health. A trained co-facilitator in Wellness Recovery Action plan by Mary Ellen Copeland Natasha goes by many moniker names-Daisy Willows, bahtuhkid, GOAT2Bdazee. She has had a colourful life. Travelled. Natasha co-owns a second-hand clothing & accessories business -La Bella Bijoux Ltd Natasha was born in South Africa & is a French national. She currently resides in the UK Natasha Bodley holds a postgraduate in the Humanities. A BA in Myth in the Greek and Roman worlds & Advanced creative writing. She also holds a Foundation degree in Acting performance. She is currently working on her first novel (semi-autobiographical creative non-fiction). She has published one short story on Amazon called 'Number one' Connect with Natasha Collaborate with Natasha & feel free to Communicate her too. Light, Peace & Love!

Posted on Mar 14, 2016, in INSPIRATION and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. I like this. I’m always looking for that silver lining.


  2. I’m totally With this, Daisy. Being a die-hard optimist, I always search for a silver lining in the darkest of the clouds. Loved to read the symbolism behind this phrase! The human race is a born optimist indeed, bar a few crackpot, for whom the glass is always empty! 😀

    Null Desperendum is my motto!

    Loved the post! 👍

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    • glad you liked. null Desperendum – let me google that – ‘do not despair. I think I am going to start using that one too.

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      • It’s a Latin motto. It was used by the Knight Templar during 11th circa, when they were searching for the Holy Grail. They were sworn to poverty and were opposed by the King, but they had the backing of the Catholic Church. They coined this eternal optimistic slogan.

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      • Now that is really interesting . I suppose that knight needed all the hope he could get – opposed by tyranny and backed by the faithful and consistent Catholic institutions 😉


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