Light takes thousands of forms. At this time of year in Seattle, Washington, USA, the light is low in the sky. Even at midday, the sun casts long, gray shadows.
While visiting family in southern California, USA, for the Christmas holidays, I noticed the sun sits much higher in the sky. On cloudless nights, even though it’s dark, the stars are brilliant. New Year’s Eve, we gazed at the starry fragments of light—brilliant specks—each one representing the brightness of the sun. Some of the brightest stars are actually planets, reflecting the light of the sun, not creating their own light.
People represent light too. Sometimes all we see is a glimmer, only because we are too far away to see the sun they embody. Some of us have light we cover up, keeping the brilliance hidden. How do we express the light we represent?