I am a university professor whose scholarship investigates the effects of contemplative practices on human cognition and perception. Throughout the years, I have been particularly interested in how metaphors of light and luminosity have been associated with theories about the nature of consciousness in the religious cultures of Greece, India, and Tibet. I am also intrigued by how contemplative practices such as meditation aim to transfigure human perception, collapsing previously held dichotomies between subject and object, and between sacred and profane. At night, I explore these themes through walks from my home throughout the cities I have lived. I utilize the limited available light to transfigure mundane objects that might be overlooked during the day into evocative scenes and curiosities.