As a child, Harold was deaf.
This picture shows his face as he hears for the first time.
In his face, I see: astonishment, fear, excitement and awe.
It’s a beautiful photo, and I think it really encapsulates what it’s like to see (or hear) something clearly for the first time.
This doesn’t have to be sound. It could be a realisation, a light bulb moment, an insight – something that deepens our self-knowledge.
Light bulb moments can be intense, liberating and evoke all the emotions above, no matter how small they might seem.
Journalling, meditation, sentence completion, therapy: all these activities can bring on lightbulb moments.
I wonder when your next one will be?
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