Take one, Descend. Take two, Rise.

Run outside. Take a picture of the first thing you see. Run inside. Take a picture of the second thing you see. Write about the connection between these two random objects, people, or scenes.

Today’s daily prompt is one of the most interesting so far, which actually made my lazy ass get up and do something. It is late evening now and I don’t have a great smartphone or camera, and me being a passionate photographer planning to get one soon, this is the best I could do at the moment.

Descend

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Just opened my door and this is the first thing I saw. Stairs leading down from my home. This reminded me of one of the most famous rock songs of all time, Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin. I think I should name this Stairway from Heaven, or rather Hell, I don’t really know.

Rise

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This is the first thing which is visible after entering my house. Got this as a gift in December ’12 by my secret santa via redditgifts. On my living room wall ever since.

The Connection

Now before I could think of a connection between the two, and write some arbitrary stuff, to my astonishment I didn’t even have to think of anything! The connection is so clear (or I would like to think of it that way). The first image (outside my house) the stairs down. In the title why I preferred descend rather than fall from the epic The Dark Knight, though that did strike my mind first, I just felt we mostly likely fall at one or even more than one point of time in our lives we will fall but to my interpretation here that depicts in life we must get out of our comfort zone (ie our home in this context or any other in general terms) and descend to move ahead. We don’t fall willingly and falling down the stairs is pretty bad too (saying this with a lot of experience)

The second image, the poster of one of the best films made in our history, The Dark Knight Rises, and also my most favourite, is the second ‘stage’ or however you might put it. No matter who or where we are, to succeed we must make effort and Rise. The way back home, the stairs up is also a pretty dam relevant here. And Rise not only in the world, but also within (inside home).

So much connection metaphoric to life in just two simple images I took within 5 minutes following this challenge. Now I’m astonished myself.

Also this is directly the themes of The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, the second and third films of the epic The Dark Knight Trilogy. Another degree of connection.

(Begins). Fall. Rise.

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6 thoughts on “Take one, Descend. Take two, Rise.

  1. Some deep symbolism found in everyday objects. I like the way that you have written this post. There is a lot of energy and excitement(?) in your voice and I felt like I was discovering the interconnections with you.

    If I may? I’d like to extend your closing line: (Begins). Fall. Rise. And Begins again.

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