Should I Stay Or Should I Go? Towards the light, I mean
September 12, 2007 12:56 PM Subscribe
"Go Towards The Light" - Death or Salvation?
posted by HeyAllie to Writing & Language (11 answers total)
Upon discussing the future possible demise of our office Beta fish (named Pookie), the conversation hit upon the phrase "Go towards the light!"
In my head, I think of movies and literary references where upon a person is dying, a person trying to comfort him / her says, "Go towards the light!" As in if you head towards the light, you will find salvation and therefore will fight harder to LIVE. I guess I am specifically thinking of the movie Poltergeist where the medium is telling the little girl to head towards the light.
Others in the office beg to differ. They argue that if you don't want to die, you should head AWAY from the light. The "light" represents heaven and therefore you would be surrendering your life and resigning yourself to death. They think the phrase, "Stay away from the light!" is more appropriate
How do fellow Mefites interpret this phrase?