there's a certain slant of light

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Downtown San Francisco, December 2012

This kind of winter afternoon light continues to fascinate me. It's glorious.

I'm currently reading this fantasy novel by Laini Taylor and came across a lovely quote:

“Happiness. It was the place where passion, with all its dazzle and drumbeat, met something softer: homecoming and safety and pure sunbeam comfort. It was all those things, intertwined with the heat and the thrill, and it was as bright within her as a swallowed star.”

// Title is taken from the opening line of this poem by Emily Dickinson.

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  1. that excerpt is stunning...it feels so true.

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    1. yes, yes. i never thought about happiness this way before but it's so true. i especially love the "swallowed star" part. :)

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  2. Ms. O, i've never seen the city from this standing point... it's breathtaking ...the skyscrapers look as if there protecting the church in this soft light ...cheers!

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    1. Ms. M, i love your description of the skyscrapers protecting the church. it does look that way. and yes, i hope you can visit the yerba buena gardens and see the city from this point soon. :)

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  3. Thank you for sharing this book. I'll put it in my list. By the way, if that photo taken in film? I like it. :)

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    1. Hi Debbie Grace, thanks for stopping by and leaving a note.
      Yes, it's a film photo, taken with a disposable camera. :)

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