writers note: I chose to use this photograph because i felt that it applied to the text. To me, this is one of the most important things that I have ever written. Having a candle within darkness is symbolic to me. It means that there is a glimmer of hope, there always is something that keeps you holding on when you just want to let go and give up, to give up all strength. There is always hope even if it doesn’t feel like it. I thought it was a good idea to have the text at the top of the photo and lead it down to the candle. I believe that the words and image fits very well together to illustrate the meaning of beginning and learning how to find something to live for. As well as learning how to shine when everything around you is tearing you down to the ground.