The sun sliced through the windshield, sealing me in light. I closed my eyes and felt the warmth on my eyelids. Sunlight traveled a long distance to reach this planet; an infinitesimal portion of that sunlight was enough to warm my eyelids. I was moved. That something as insignificant as an eyelid had its place in the workings on the universe, that the cosmic order did not overlook this momentary fact.
― Haruki Murakami
Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this flowering bush outside of a restaurant in Midlothian, VA. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.