“I need a shower. I’m covered in dirt,” I say to my husband as I slide open the patio door, a subtle warning that he’s on kid-duty while I step away to rinse off. The freshly-weeded flower bed looks back at me happily. I, on the other hand, need a hose-down immediately.
“Light makes a picture possible. It gives a photograph depth, and also magic. Go chase it for a while and you’ll see what I mean.” – Ashlee Gadd
Analogies about light and dark exist to encourage and comfort us. Analogies about good and evil. About following dreams through difficulty. Rainbows after storms. As I consider applying one of them in this exercise, or perhaps even creating my own, I’m uninspired. Instead I decide to let the photos speak for themselves.
And while there is nothing earth shattering about the light in my life - I did find it pretty magical.
I noticed the morning sun stream through the front window before the house woke up.
I observed the shadows of people, pets, and plants as the afternoon light peeked past the curtains.
I admired the evening sunset casting warmth onto little faces, sticky with s’mores.
Go where the light is and find the magic that comes with it. I know I did.
*Exhale members can indulge in the Chase the Light creative exercise, click here!