This week's photography prompt from Bella: light. So much possibility in this little word. Light can be interpreted as levity or freedom from burden; can be viewed as hope when the world seems dark; can symbolize an uncovered idea or insight; or can be captured as a physical ray of sunlight.
Yesterday, my photography felt uninspired. The time change stole the morning light and extended the evening light; I felt out of sorts. Plus the days have been gray. Grayness + time change = odd feeling (what time is it? am I supposed to be somewhere? is it night or day?). I came home from work without having snapped a single photograph. Just felt blah. Figured Bella's rich prompt might not materialize for me, and perhaps that would fit my slightly cranky mood.
But then I saw the shaft of (now extended) evening light through my kitchen window. It lit up the mouth of a decorative pot that hangs by the sink. Unexpected and lovely. Another lesson in staying open to everything. Even in the gray weirdness, I can still find a delicate shaft of light; I can still feel inspired.