As I get older, I am coming to appreciate light more and more. One of my biggest complaints when I am studying is that there simply is not enough light. Strong light directed on the point of my interest is just as bad. I need surrounding light, too. In order to read, sew, work on the computer, whatever else I use my eyes for, I need light directly on the subject and light to illuminate the entire room. It’s an age thing, I’m sure. But this age thing is giving me a new appreciation for the importance of light. I could write a whole sermon on the light in both literal and allegorical senses. Another time. For today, I look out my window and notice the interesting shadow that the rising sun creates on our balcony and think of what a wonderful thing light is. I shot this photo during the Cherry Blossom Festival last year (2010). I am truly grateful for light.