Travel keeps me optimistic. The anticipation of going new places can offer distraction from the drudgery of daily tasks. On another level, being outside on a nice day tends to create situations that get the brain’s happy juices flowing. More specifically, the glint of light on the surface of water has always been a surefire way for me to find contentment. This world of light and shadow we live in carries so much beauty, we need only to open our eyes to experience it. Once again, this week’s photo challenge conjures a desire to return to the Netherlands.