Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination

The search for illumination is the human quest. My quest.  Throughout our lives, we are hungering for light, for understanding, which transforms the darkness.  It doesn’t matter if the light comes from an electric bulb, or fire, or from a creative spark,  or the divine, or simply the touch of a loved one–for me they’re all the same because they all part of the search that can take us beyond our little world, our little selves into something grand and magnificent, something that we only catch glimmers of from time to time.

A flower and lily pad, near Trump Towers, Chicago

Chagal Window

A beautiful blue Chagall window in Chicago

Reaching for the stars, Worlds Fair 1968, Flushing, NY

Reaching for the stars, Worlds Fair 1968, Flushing, NY

Sunset over Lake Winnepesaukee, Gilford, NH

Sunset over Lake Winnepesaukee, Gilford, NH

This is what drives some people to pray and spend time in nature.  It is the reason why I and other artists reach for the paintbrush, the camera, or the computer.  It is our prayer–Let me find the light and capture it so I can share it with others.  Let this light be a flash of joy and understanding and peace for all.  Let it help illuminate the darkness–even for a moment.

Illumination & Resolutions from Other Bloggers:

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  1. hi Patricia, you’ve been in Flushing, Queens? We stayed there for a month 1997 and 1996 – took daily the subway to Manhattan to discover that unbelievable urban jungle…

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