Why ‘lightswimming’?

The photograph on the dashboard, taken years ago,
Turned around backwards so the windshield shows.
Every streetlight reveals the picture in reverse.
Still, it’s so much clearer.

Nightswimming, R.E.M. (Berry / Stipe / Buck / Mills) – probably my favourite song of all time from my favourite album.

And I kind of liked the idea that we’re all “swimming” through light and that photography captures a bit of it from time to time.  Here’s a bit now: