What is common between these two pictures ? Yet , what is different ? The beauty and play of tender sunshine.
A sliver of sunlight binds the two in a way I chose to see while my camera clicked
I wondered. Would the lovely white flowers lose the serenity had they been bathed in sunlight ? Would the peace of whiteness been diminished ? All the same , the sliver of sunlight dancing a step away from the flowers adds depth to the picture.
“Any patch of sunlight in a wood will show you something about the sun which you could never get from reading books on astronomy. These pure and spontaneous pleasures are ‘patches of Godlight’ in the woods of our experience.” ― C.S. Lewis
Sunlight fell upon the plant ; the plant received a borrowed splendor. ( borrowed in part and modified from Rumi’s quote )
The plant had gone unnoticed the previous evening as it stood shielded away from the sunlight of dusk. But the early morning rays brought to it a lambency that caught the eye while it basked in the warmth of the tender sunshine. And I exclaimed , “Ô, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth.” ― Roman Payne.