Image Exegesis of Light

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“And He said, ‘Let there be light;’ and there was light. G-d saw that the light was good, and G-d separated the light from the darkness. G-d called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, a first day.”

There was nothing. More than nothing, there was an ethereal vacuum. While there was nothing physical, there was everything in the incorporeal. Beyond simple description or explanation, everything just was…and was in constant fluid spark and song. Sound like a muffled rushing wind. Lightning of every color arced throughout. Like the dance of a Friday night at the Kotel or underwater swimming through a crackling essence of life, all was together in the essence of the Infinite.

Suddenly, a change…

The Infinite began to restrain itself, to pull back. Darkness, cold, came and enveloped – a physical plane formed. Images began to take shape. Balls, floating orbs…a nondescript one the main focus of the whispers of the Infinite. Suddenly, the light from the Infinite illuminated the ball, the future earth, as the creation of its complexities took place. A command from the Infinite, and a source Light issued from the Infinite, completely encased, served as the source of all light on the planet.

Metaphors are in abundance in Torah, and you haven’t even started reading about this one…