As the sun sets on another day I consider hope once again.
The story of Pandora (Greek Mythology) is aligned with the story of Eve. It is a story that can be debated quite heavily (Pandora) and has been for a considerable time. Why? Well let’s start with a version of the story:
In classical Greek mythology, Pandora was the first woman on Earth. Zeus ordered Hephaestus to create her. So he did, using water and earth. The gods endowed her with many gifts: Athena gave her clothing, Aphrodite gave her incredible beauty, Apollo gave her musical ability, and Hermes gave her speech. According to Hesiod, when Prometheus stole fire from heaven, Zeus took vengeance by presenting Pandora to Prometheus’ brother Epimetheus. Pandora was told not to open a box, but opened it out of curiosity and it contained death and many other evils which were released into the world. She hastened to close the container, but the whole contents had escaped except for one thing that remained, hope.
So it was in many religions, curiosity let loose the ills of the world. Many debate, however, that hope could have remained and was not given to us at all, or hope could have remained and been the gift for all. To me, I feel strongly that we have hope. We should hope each day that we avoid these evils, avoid the pestilence, pain, suffering, and instead embrace the light. Hope gives us the ability to see more than we are, and look for a bright future we can live ahead.
My advice today in this land of targeted terrorism, find the person in life that shares your passion, settle for no less, and love life every day like there is no tomorrow. When there is a tomorrow, wash, rinse, repeat, until the sun sets once again. I hope we find a better way, hope we learn to love for the sake of love, hope our children love and know how to be loved, and hope that no life lives in fear, and instead can be loved in the light.
Enjoy your night, and love you days, and watch the sunsets with me as you can….