In our kitchen, Sylvia has a sun catcher mounted on the window above the sink. From the family room, it looks like this:
It is one of those little things that one can easily forget is there. The other afternoon I was in the family room when it caught my eye.
I quickly retrieved the camera from the office and captured a shot. I had to position the camera for “best effect.” I have done no other treatments to these images than to crop and re size for easy download.
I knew that patience would reward me with other colors as the angle of the sun changed with respect to the sun catcher’s prism. As you can see I did not wait in vain.
It is a tiny thing–about the size of my thumb nail. Yet it releases such a joyful light in the presence of the sun.
As I thought about this, I realized that we are like a prism. We have that ability to take a bland white light and break it into its component colors and in so doing liven up the world around us. Are you a sun catcher? I want to be one.