Flood Light

Waiting area, Dulles International Airport

What do you see?
I see a man walking on water inside a building. A miracle.

What did I photograph?
A waiting area at Dulles, late afternoon: the floor has been buffed to a highly-reflective shine. The mixture of late-afternoon sunlight with interior fluorescent and incandescent bulbs is difficult to capture accurately. Still, it’s close enough to the view that caught my eye.

I want to say that, for the most part, you are not going to see things like this unless you are looking for them. I don’t mean to suggest that this is a fantastic photo, or to brag that I am somehow special for seeing this sight. I will say, however, that the wonder and I delight I experienced when I noted these elements coming together, and the great pleasure I take in sharing them with others makes my life better.

I challenge you to notice something beautiful—one thing—and point it out to someone else every day for a week.


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3 Responses to Flood Light
  1. Suzy
    January 26, 2011 | 1:08 pm

    Magical! You have inspired me to find beauty around me – mushrooms ruffling a fallen log, trees reflected in a puddle. Thank you!

  2. NT
    April 13, 2011 | 3:35 pm

    I’m so glad, Suzy!

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