The birds are chirping outside my window while the squirrels scurry about my yard. The occasional screech of a hawk adds to the symphony of sounds that grace my world when I take to time to pause and listen. The first signs of spring are apparent in the buds on the tree outside my open window. I even saw some deer and a coyote scamper through the woods behind my house earlier this week. The world seems so peaceful and filled with hope from this perspective.
Outside the bubble of my backyard, of course it’s a different story. Turmoil and uncertainty rule there. I take deep breaths and remind myself to stay calm. It isn’t easy to watch my 401(k) evaporate and to witness the empty shelves that just two days ago brimmed with thousands of rolls of toilet paper.
It would be easy to fall into darkness, but I’m not going to let that happen. So today I’m hoping to spread a little love and peace through photography. In preparation for a night photography class I’m teaching at UT at the end of April, I’ve been working on some nighttime images from my archives. Here they are for your viewing pleasure. Like so many things now, it’s not certain if that class will happen. Time will tell. But for now, these images remind me that there is always light in the darkness. It may not always be obvious, but it’s there. And if you can’t see it right now, be patient and it will return. I hope these images remind you of that. Enjoy!