This is my first post on Flickr, a photo-sharing website. My friend, Christine, had told me about it when I bought my first digital camera in 2008. At first, I joined it so that I could look at my friend’s photos and share mine with her. Then I noticed when I added tags to my photo, other people found me. I hadn’t been social on the web until then. Until my children were older, I had not used my computer much since my previous life as an engineer. When I stopped working outside the home, the world wide web and internet were not widely used. When I resumed being on a computer, I kind of felt like Rip Van Winkle who had been asleep for a long time, and when he awoke found the world a much different place. So, slowly, I am trying to catch up with the world’s technological advances.
It’s not my best photo, but I still like it. It reminds me of an experience I had when I saw it shimmering in a church store. It was a kind of hook, a Divine hook. Something about it reminded me of Jesus. Later, I found out one of the people in my sharing group had not also liked it, but purchased it.
It reminds me of this quote I found in one of the children’s school newsletters one year:
A star is above my head.
Christ speaks from the star:
“Let your soul be borne
Through my strong force
I am with you.
I am for you.
I am in you.
I am your “I”
These words found a place in me, and eventually became a Christmas card.