“The sun was lighting up the kitchen. It was thick yellow – a warm light, but not a show-off light. It did not want the glory for the illumination of the room. It made each object look as if it was glowing with a light from deep inside itself. Lawrence, the table with its clean blue cotton tablecloth, his orange tea mug and my yellow one – all of it glowing from within. The light made me feel very cheerful. I thought to myself, that is a good trick.”
— Chris Cleave, Little Bee —
In this week’s photo challenge, courtesy of Cheri Lucas, she writes, “Lights are functional — everyday objects in our rooms and on our streets. Yet lights can be powerful symbols: signs of life, curiosity, and discovery.” Substitute books for lights – symbols of life, curiosity, and discovery – and this is my inspiration for this week’s photo: illumination. In this case, I love how the picture blends both.
[Snapped with an iPhone 4S in Kramerbooks in Washington DC’s Dupont Circle.]