Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Scattered Light

Since I started taking a photograph every day of my life, I will never take light for granted.
The more I learn to work with it, the more in awe I am of it's creation.
I find that any phrase about light, be it photography centered or not, takes on a deeper  meaning to me now.  

Let there be light. - Genesis 1:3

In Him was life; and the life was the light of men.  And the light shines in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. - John 1:4-5

 Knowledge is love and light and vision - Helen Keller
Come on Baby, light my fire. - Jim Morrison

(day 95)

Carol Anne, don't go into the light! - Poltergeist

 I am thrown against the sky.  I am raining down in pieces.  I am scattering like light. - Suzanne Vega
This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine. - unknown

 There's a certain slant of light, 
Winter afternoons-
That oppresses, like the Heft 
Of cathedral tunes. 
-Emily Dickinson

 A human being is only breath and shadow- Sophocles
(Yeah, I looked this one up.)
Who would ever think the weedy, rusted fence in our backyard, looking out over a refinery could be like stained glass?

3 comments:

  1. this is beautiful! the photos and the words.

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  2. Just goes to show you can find beauty in anything if you really look. Even from a weedy, rusted fence. Lovely light.

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  3. Thanks Jennifer and Gail! I think the biggest lesson I've learned through 365 is to find beauty everywhere, even if it is just a few square inches.

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