A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.~Oliver Wendall Holmes, Jr.
We’ve been staring at the sun over at The High Calling.
Trying to capture lens flare images by shooting directly into it.
Using the light to highlight and soften, focus and emphasize, build height and depth.
And sharing our discoveries.
Most of those photographers can do this intentionally.
I’m mostly surprised by the images that appear after I shoot.
The accidents that make me gasp.
The highlights and starbursts and bubbles and rainbows.
I’m a little more proficient at word flares.
I like to think so, anyway.
To look into the Light and let it spread out through a word or a phrase.
Skins of living thoughts.
But mostly I’m surprised when it happens.
Like here–where I didn’t even see the double meaning until someone pointed it out to me.
There are times when I just point the cursor, and let words spill.
What a rush.
It overwhelms me to think that sometimes He takes over.
At least it seems that way in hindsight.
Though sometimes there’s a sense of control loss.
I know I have to sacrifice and study and practice this writing thing.
Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself. ~Truman Capote
But sometimes I wonder if it’s possible to know too much.
I like to look into the light and be amazed.
Do you ever have a sense of not being in control of your art?
How do you use light?
Looking into the Light,
Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. ~Matthew 5:14 (Message)