Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination

Illumination of the Heart I named this photo. It is a poetic photograph that came to life partly intentionally and partly by chance.

Image of the illuminated heart

One deep dark night I was playful with my camera— photographing the colorful lights of our little Christmas tree, and this heart appeared among other whimsical images. It was a joy to see, like an unexpected gift!

Illumination of the Heart. What is the meaning of it? It is a metaphor, of course, and for me symbolizes a need to pay attention to feelings—ours and others’. It means to walk toward and embrace another human rather than be absorbed with statistics of social networking or marketing. It means to pay more attention to our humanity.


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12 Comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination”

  1. mark trocchi Says:

    Great effect. Maybe try doing more of this sort of art. Keep it up.

  2. azcbass Says:

    I found the like button!

  3. Don Richardson Says:

    Beautifully said, my Dear. The artists in my family would agree! Don Richardson gaia@comporium.net The U.S. has become the Fourth Reich.

  4. Connie Says:

    Lovely, Alicja.


  5. Marina G Says:

    That photo is fantastic, Alicja! How exciting — and yes, very poetic! And your words and sentiment are beautiful, as always.

    I look forward to seeing you soon….


    • Alicja Mann Says:

      Yes, Marina, I like this photo myself. It is the kind that “happens“ and it is impossible to repeat. My words – that it is a totally different story – they are chosen very carefully. And as you know, writing short is often much harder than writing long. That is precisely why poetry is so precious!

      I am always grateful for your thoughtful comments, Marina. Thank you again!


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