While I stood in line for street food, Nolan requested my phone. He sees the world differently than most people do, and is growing more and more comfortable with letting us in on his perspective. This now includes his photography, which is a new endeavor. I watched from a distance and saw adults, all equipped with large, professional looking cameras, move away from the shadows. They seemed to be after a pure, unhindered capture. Nolan confidentially stood in the empty space and turned to give me a thumbs up, as though to signal that he found the sweet spot. He help up my my phone, checked his work, adjusted his body, and held it up again. When he proudly skipped back, he said, “I can go back if you think the shadows are a problem.” I asked him what HE thought about the shadows and he said, “These buildings all touch. I was inspecting this one to see where it stops and I couldn’t figure it out. I think they hold each other up. If the shadows weren’t in the picture, how would anybody know that this building isn’t alone?” That’ll preach. Also, can you spot the eagle? 📷 by Nolan Rallis, age 7.