It’s Day 8 of my photography challenge, and I have a confession to make: I took this photo yesterday. I thought that would be OK, though, because I’ve already taken another one today, so I’m technically sticking to the plan!
I love taking photographs of buildings and people reflected in the shiny window panes of other buildings.
This image is slightly different, though – and I love it, even though it’s a bit grainy (the battery pack on my digital SLR had run out, so I had to make do with using a “snappy” camera instead).
In this photograph, I’m looking at the outside world through the window of a cozy pub in the centre of London – and the reflections are of the inside of the pub, and of the view from the opposite window.
It serves to remind me how the things we perceive, in the world outside, are actually reflections of ourselves. So if we perceive beauty, joy and creativity in others, it’s because those qualities are present in ourselves.
If we see anger, hurt or guilt in others, it’s because we are also capable of feeling those emotions. They are also a part of what makes us human.
Nobody is perfect. We’re all doing the best we can, with the resources we have available at the time.