_This lightpost and banner on the GC campus captivated me this morning. Or rather, the sparkling of the frost that covered them did. Both banner and light were scintillating.
(Great word, scintillating. Sort of like tintinnabulation, only with sight instead of sound.)
You can get a bit more of an idea with a close up -- the white specks here are not a malfunction of the camera, but rather sunlight glinting off frost crystals.
You can see a few more sparks on the globe -- and a glimpse of the sun.
But none of these do justice to the light show that I could see standing there, or the shimmering that happened as I slowly walked past and the sunlight sparked off of different ice crystals.
A bit like religious experiences, perhaps. The attempt to share it gives a faint idea of what it was like, but it just isn't the same as your own experience as you interact with the Light.
"Instructions for living a life:
Tell about it."
Mary Oliver in "Sometimes"
I've taken on a prayer practice of looking for the moments of light in each day, whether actual or metaphorical, and then writing or posting photos of what I find.