light lesson

Less than two weeks remain for my little #40daysoflight exercise, sharing a photo of light every day.  I have to admit that even as a seasoned light-seeker, this has been harder than I thought it would be -- the rain has been relentless here in Houston over the last few weeks, which means that the light hasn't been as obvious as usual.

But I know that where there is any light, photography is possible; and so the exercise of shooting despite difficult conditions has been good for me.  Dark days and overcast skies force me to slow down and really look -- find the reflections and refractions, and the tiny places where light is quietly glowing -- and do what it takes to bring it into focus.  To capture it.  It has been a great lesson.

The sun is supposed to re-emerge this week, but I'm hoping that I don't forget: slow down.

Take a moment to focus.

And notice the small.  The small -- especially when it comes to light -- is important, too.

"I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars."

~  Og Mandino