Monday, January 7, 2008

Nothing to Say

Back in the day when christian radio was the only radio (i.e. highschool), Andrew Peterson had his one and only hit, Nothing to Say. And even though I dislike mornings on principle, whenever I'm driving to work and the sun's rising and lighting everything up - it makes me think of that song.

It's the only redeeming thing about mornings, really. You don't get that kind of lighting any other time of day. Monet used to paint pictures, not for the object in the picture, but for the way the light reflected off of it. As a child I found this deeply dissapointing. I'm not sure I can explain why, it just seemed like a betrayal of one's subject matter. But morning driving always makes me feel like Monet had it exactly right.

(part of Monet's Rouen Cathedral series)


Emily said...

I agree. The lighting of something can completely change the feel.

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