By Margaret Lucke
My husband, Charles Lucke, and his good friend John Pearson are avid photographers. A while ago they made a pledge to each other: no more photos of reflections. They'd taken too many, and the idea had become a cliché. It was like photos of flowers—how many more does the world really need?
They've broken that vow many times. A reflection catches their eye and click goes the camera.
It's easy to see the appeal. A reflection is intriguing. It makes us look at something familiar and see it from a new perspective. It may turn upside down, or double in size, or be distorted by ripples. Our understanding increased, or perhaps decreased, as we realize that there are many ways to see something we thought we understood.
Perhaps that's why so many of us like to take time, as the old year passes into a new one, to reflect on who we are and where we stand and what we accomplished over the past twelve months. Reflection lets us adjust our viewpoint, collect our insights, and apply them to new goals.
For me 2013 was a good year, as I hope it was for you. And may we all have a wonderful 2014.
Photos by Charles Lucke