Sun-Day Reflection – 10/15/23

Photograph by Firefly Steve Caputo, Light of Day Gallery

Sun-day Reflection – Our souls are like windows. They have the ability to reflect light, and to let light in.

I’ve been asked how I came upon the name “Light of Day” for my gallery and the photographic work that I do. When I boiled it down to the least common denominator of the images, regardless of their genre, the one constant is that the subjects all reflect the light of day. In fact, everything we see around us, we see because of the light that is reflected off of it. Photography by its definition is “drawing with light” reflected off of the object, or the person in front of the lens.

The one true source of our light is the sun, and all that is on earth absorbs and reflects the light of that sun. Likewise, a loving God is our source of light, and we are all absorbers and reflectors of that light. So, why this talk about light reflected and absorbed? Because I have been overwhelmed by the responses I have received since I started relating my story. I am grateful to every single person who has taken a moment to respond to these posts in one way or another. Thank you for this gift. Each one of you is reflecting the light that is the goodness in this world. In each of you, I see the face of God reflected.

Along with all of the love and support you’ve shared, your contributions to the American Cancer Society to date are more than double our initial goal, and for that, all those of us in the fight with this disease are immensely grateful.

Everything we have is a gift from above. The only gifts we have to give are the gifts we’ve received.

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I’m taking a photo a day to help the American Cancer Society fight for a world without cancer. Like so many, I have known family and friends who’ve battled the disease, including some who continue to fight. This year, I find myself personally impacted, and it occurs to me that this platform offers a way to channel my passion for photography to help relay a personal journey that may resonate with others. Please consider making a donation because every little bit helps. Thank you for your support!