Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The light within

How the light reflects within this bloom intrigues me. A day of looking for light within. Quiet day, hot day, dusty pink-orange at twilight because of all the fires burning.

C and I looked through a book of photos by Robert Doisneau; photos of everyday life in Paris from the 1930s through the 1980s. He had a brilliant eye for design, and a unique way of capturing people. He loved strolling the streets of Paris with his camera, taking shots of the little things, humorous things. Marketplaces, musicians, school children, people with dogs or cats, someone reading as he crossed the Mirabeau Bridge.

Today was solitary, even within an office of others. Tonight we strolled the neighborhood, taking notice of what had changed, how it was more subdued than usual. Taking in the last bit of daylight, and the light within.

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At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
~ Albert Schweitzer

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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