I have been posting to Sparks of Light for nearly seven years now, trying to "Pay attention; be astonished; share about it." For many years the pattern was a weekly post with 5-6 photos, sharing moments of visual delight gathered that week. The "eyes of my heart" seem most often drawn to nature and moments of light and shadow, color or patterns, and the discoveries to be found by slowing down and looking more closely.
The past year or so my posting has been erratic, due to a fuller schedule and technical difficulties after a hard drive loss. The blog seemed ripe for a reboot, and I now have a better idea what the new version will be.
I will continue to share photos from contemplative prayer walks, camera in hand. In addition, I am adding a new thread, posts that will be labeled Tesserae. Tesserae are the small cube-shaped tiles of ceramic, glass or precious stone that are used to make a mosaic. Here they will be short written reflections on a biblical passage, one that I have been doing a sustained lectio divina with over the past several months.
Not sure what lectio divina is, or wondering how one can stay with one biblical passage for months? Curious about what the passage is? Stay tuned -- I'll go into more detail in the first Tesserae. And if you are fed more by visuals than by words, I am not at all offended if you skip over the words and wait for the next photo post.
My approach to contemplative photography --
Tell about it."
Mary Oliver in "Sometimes"