I’m not a fan of taking pictures in sunlight but shadows have a way of transforming the ordinary into something more.
Each of these pictures would not have happened had it not been for sunlight creating shadows, the light painting a little something extra into a scene.
In Louisiana we call that lagniappe.
lagniappe |ˌlanˈyap| nounN. Amer. something given as a bonus or extra gift.
I can’t help but think we are the same. Certain people, certain situations, certain light, bring out the best in us. We only need someone to notice and perhaps to take a picture with their minds, reminding us later, of who we have the capacity to be.
Our own personal lagniappe, given to us, so we can, in turn, give it back to the world.