I was floored that this little one could distinguish between these shades in the evening and night sky, and that he had the idea to name them.
My sister and I took a photography course several years ago where we learned to develop photos in a darkroom. There is something terribly magical about playing with light and watching a photo appear in the dark, right before your eyes in the developing solution. Experimenting with timing and exposure to light can drastically change a photo - the contrast between light and dark, and the shades of each one.
Today I heard two verses that talked about darkness. "If I say, 'Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light around me become night,' even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is as bright as the day, for darkness is as light to you." Psalm 139:11-12
I sometimes think in these terms: darkness = bad, light = good. But this little guy had me appreciating the darkness. And I wondered - where do people get a fear of the dark? Because it really is beautiful. And restful. And now I'll notice that there are many shades. Wonderful when 2 year olds can be our teachers.
|beautiful creatures in the dark depths of the ocean|