I have always been a light monger. To me it was apparent, that I would always want to walk in light, be led by it, emanate it. So it comes as a bit confusing, and stark, when something as overcast as anger, gets stirred into the brightness.
But seeing the thick black thread of darkness swirl around in that light, like chocolate syrup into fresh white milk, is just the way of the world. You have to add a disproportionate amount of dark to convert light in the realm of the visible spectrum of color. So light makes sense, in terms of physical law.
One of the people who perpetually amaze me in the light mongering they succeed in doing, and never comes cross like a Pollyanna, is the ever pragmatic Seth Godin. This blogpiece of his said a lot to me at o dark thirty today as I sat having coffee with milk, and a little bit of honey. Seth’s words are a lot like that honey. Just the right amount of moderation in a beige brew. We all need a bit of sweetness some times.
For something amazingly dark, watch this. Politics seem to be steeped in darkness. In reading the Bible a particular verse has always stuck with me. In the book of James (3:16): “Where there is envy and strife, there is confusion and every evil work” That video clip is one of the best examples I have seen of the corollary between dark and light, as well as confirmation of that scripture verse. It also makes me very aware of what little I want to do with the political process. I have no business being in a universe of dark stars. I am not so strong that I am able to engage tolerance for this person. (Probably why I am behind the camera.)
That being said, have a quick look at this examination of the above, very obviously disturbing video circumstance. Telling, isn’t it? We place these men above us. They are not leaders, in any sense of the word.
I tend to enjoy the company of bright lights, and will continue to endeavor to fan the flame of hope that lies smothered in the heart of someone else. My photography career is one of those very simple things. Cameras, no matter how sophisticated, are simply light reflecting devices. So off I go, running down the path of life, some odd little water guy, holding a box with a mirror in it. “Hey look at this, check it out, see what I have captured: LIGHT. Isn’t it cool?”
And the room changes.
Here is a man, lit in a manner which only God gets. He would probably not be well suited to Politics, as he sees everything.