Week two of Illuminate is focused on light. I have long been fascinated by the interplay of light and both the color illuminated as well as the shadows created by it. As I’ve reflected on light and darkness in this season I was drawn to create these images of shadows framed by the bright colors of these butterflies that remind me of Naomi. While the weather here has remained cold we’ve had a number of days with strong sun and deep blue skies. The thing about shadows is that the brighter the light, the darker the shadows cast by objects in it’s path. The journey of the past year has been a mess of deep shadows laced with the light of God’s love so strong and bright, bringing me back to life. It’s a slow, complicated dance of shadows and light. I keep reminding myself to look for the light behind the shadows.