1shot #194-to dream and dream like yonder amber light

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The title is a line from Tennyson’s The Lotos-Eaters:

    How sweet it were, hearing the downward stream,
    With half-shut eyes ever to seem
    Falling asleep in a half-dream!
    To dream and dream, like yonder amber light,
    Which will not leave the myrrh-bush on the height;
    To hear each other's whisper'd speech:
    Eating the Lotos day by day…

I shot this photo on King Street in front of The Princess Café. It seemed that whatever this woman was staring at so intently in the back-lit glow of her screen was manifesting itself as coloured lights streaming above her head. It made me think of our relationship with technology, how we love-hate it and how it sometimes consumes us as we consume it. Like Tennyson’s Lotos-Eaters:

Dark faces pale against that rosy flame


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