Tuesday, August 14, 2007
"Mountain and Sky, Lake George," 1924, Alfred Stieglitz
As photographers, our medium is light. I thought the following, from a letter to Sunday's NY Times Magazine in response to an essay about atheists & heaven , was apropos. And beautiful.
"...Carl Sagan often said that when you look at the stars, you look back in time. The stars we see now first emitted light billions of years ago. And yet we see that light in the present, although many of those stars have since died. That means our sun, and the reflected light of its planets, are currently emitting light into the future, which means we do exist forever.
Perhaps time and space are heaven. We’re streaming through the night sky, where the ancients always said heaven would be."