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  • Writer's picturePaul Cotter

The Luminous Core

When I’m photographing, I sometimes see things that speak to a deeper meaning. This is one of those images.

I shot this photo at night, shortly after a summer rain. A puddle had formed within the bricks of the city street, and inside that puddle I saw the reflected image of a streetlamp.

What initially attracted me to this scene was the rich, vibrant color. After I got home and spent time looking at the photograph on my screen, however, it seemed to be suggesting a more profound interpretation.

It occurred to me that the bricks represent our physical bodies – solid and tactile to the touch. The bricks have substance, just like our bodies do. But that’s not where the real beauty and mystery can be found.

At the core of it all, there’s something more. Something luminous, something shimmering.

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