The Gift of Wonderment
“The camera, when held with wonderment,
opens us to the magic of discovery.”
I didn’t shoot much in December.
Oh, I could give you my lengthy list of excuses for not picking up the camera. You’ve heard them all before – you’ve probably used them yourself a time or two.
But on this particular evening, I ventured out into our unseasonably warm weather, camera in hand. I had no expectations. No, it was merely a break from our holiday festivities – a quiet hour of contemplation amidst the seasonal hustle and bustle.
As I walked the silent downtown streets, this light show awaited me. I stood in awe as nature painted the sky in brilliant splashes – jewels of color from lemon to amethyst – and the surrounding buildings slowly faded to black.
This image is a poor substitute for the actual grandeur of this sunset. More than the photograph itself, it was the experience which touched my heart – the act of bearing witness to this awe-inspiring beauty. A reminder – to myself and you – of infinite possibilities.
Instead of a simple respite from the holiday blur, photography gave me this gift. For in this moment, I let wonderment overtake me.
Linking with the December edition of the Photo-Heart Connection, hosted by Kat Sloma