I have such a deep sense of peace as I watch the different kinds of light around me.
Leaves change color as they face the light and rustle with the breeze.
There are dramatic changes in the light as a rainstorm builds up and darkens the sky.
Then the light emerging through the clouds after it is gentle and diffused.
Colors are stronger, the contrast greater in this light.
The light above the trees when mist is rising gives a sense of calm and mystery.
The rosy dawn light becomes sharper and more distinct as the sun rises higher in the sky.
I watch the shadow line of the trees as it moves across the meadow and then all the way up the hill on its eastern edge.
All these types of light illustrate to me the presence of different states of thought at different times of day.
It is not just a mood.
It is the presence of light in all kinds of ways, inspiration, guidance, a sudden insight, a slow dawning, a trickle, a shutting down and then revelation.
And then, even at night, the starlight and the light of the moon.
Always, in some way, light.
© 2014 Kathryn Hardage