The Transfiguration

everything is sacred

Flicker of the Day #1702

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Flicker of the Day #1702

These ghosts have haunted the ceiling of the bedroom here since I was little, and I’ve wanted to capture them for a long time. Both are signs of strangers outside, but they come in two species: at night the gaze of passing headlights slips between the curtain and the window, and in daylight the reflected sun casts a fleeting image of our window frame. Accompanied by the whisper of tires on pavement, they felt somber and ominous to five-year-old me.

They’re very much like ghosts drifting through the neighborhood, passing each window in turn, peeking in to make sure that everyone is sleeping safely. That sensation seems deserving of a name, if not the lights themselves – small, incidental elements of the environment you grew up in that were just alien enough to seem sacred when you were young.

what keeps the planet spinning

Written by Umbrella Man

May 21, 2013 at 1:27 am

Posted in light, motion

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  1. Why don’t you make a name?

    Martha Reilly

    May 22, 2013 at 11:00 am

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