Thursday, November 2, 2017
Creative November Challenge Day #2: The magic of light
Light is magical. It can make even the most commonplace beautiful and interesting. It's why photographers get up early, when the light is at its most warm and generous - though the time just before sunset is good too.
Figuratively speaking, shining a light on people and situations can have a similar effect - though too often it exposes things we'd rather not see - greed, selfishness, cruelty. It's why we have auditors-general, and freedom of information acts, and sunshine lists - because subjecting decisions and decision-makers to the harsh light of day lets us see them for what and who they truly are.
I have to admit there are times when I prefer to stay in that quiet, comforting space between darkness and daylight, where the light is most magical and forgiving.