Afraid of the Light could just as aptly be titled: The Ground Under My Feet. It is an exploration and awareness of wherever I find myself in the present. Oddly, this was partly inspired by events long past.

Leaving and then returning to the area I was born in, as well as some research into my family's history, gave me a new appreciation for those who came before me, as well as the understanding that where we end up is who we become. And that it is not at all a predetermined outcome.

It is an appreciation of place: that any new place could somehow change us and all that will come after.

There is always a fear almost strong enough to keep me from going anywhere - but not quite.

Always a sense of wonder at that small patch of ground underneath me, and all that surrounds it, and all that it could hold.