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Start from Where You Are

Today and each day since the clock struck midnight on New Year's Eve I have continued to feel stuck in my tracks, wanting to move but unable, I'm not sure if this feeling's been exaggerated due to the expectations I/we tend to put on ourselves at this time of year or the fact that last year was so very dark for me that I wanted to move swiftly into the light?  In any case I became fidgety and needed to do something! So I am starting where I am, where I left off with the love of photography which always saves the day when I get this feeling, I am starting to walk again... maybe baby steps for now, but that's okay.

Thinking about walking my mind was transported back to an instant as a happy-stance image jumped out at me when I was fortunate enough to visit the beautiful city of Barcelona last December.  My long time admiration and intrigue for the art of Gaudi and dream of visiting his work at the Sagrada Familia became a reality.  I knew what the building looked like from the outside but wasn't prepared for the wonderful light phenomena when inside the basilica! 

The history of the building was fascinating but what was even more special to me was the beautiful light spectacle inside, the atmosphere it created was magical and spiritual.  Whilst many photographers were focusing on the architecture I was absorbed by the light, so much so that my card soon filled with mostly abstract images which I will continue to show in the following days... But the one that stood out and called to me today is this one of someone's boot walking across the highly polished floor and reflecting in the bouncing light, illuminating a moment of time on a stranger's journey.

I thought this image poignant for my post today because it pictures a frozen moment of time on someone else's path.  I have no idea where that person's journey will take them just as I'm not sure about mine but it represents for me a new starting point, a new juncture in my life. I am starting where I am, there are many possibilities ahead!


Very poignant...both words and image. I love how you captured "a frozen moment of time on someone else's path/journey" - and the play of light. Hauntingly profound. A moment that can never be "captured" again... Looking forward to seeing your next photos... <3
sperlygirl said…
very powerful image paired with your words here. it is so fascinating, all of our stories, our directions, our paths -- so very different - and yet not so.
Monica M said…
just perfect. i so admire your ability to see light the way you do.

and baby steps ensures that we see and admire the details.

miss6 and i plan to visit barcelona, and i'm hoping it will happen this year. she also likes gaudi ;)

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