Enigmatic Reality

From the 7th month onwards, the human foetus can distinguish shadows and different intensities of light. So the beating of his heart goes faster when a source of light is directed on his mother’s womb. When the baby is born, he can see things at 18 to 20 centimetres from his eyes, just enough space to see his mother feeding him. Then, around 2 or 3 months old, the child tries to get people’s attention.

There is so much more to see than what our eyes show us. Do you remember the time when you understood that the door to your house, through which your mother would disappear from time to time, was only one door among many others from an infinite number of houses? The world that you used to find infinite and terrifying kept shrinking with you learning to look at it and understand it.

But do our eyes stop learning when we understand everything around us? We do not question the pictures we see everyday. These photographs invite us to go back to the state of a questioning child. An unexpected reflection, a twisted perspective, and here we are in front of the enigma of the world. Questioning the reality we see can open our minds to an invisible reality, a world of filigrees and negatives.

What would the word “hope” mean if we didn’t have the ability of imagining ourselves in another situation? What if the vision we had of the world were merely made of shades of light and of the shadows of a wonderful reality we don’t know yet how to look at?