I'm installing new batteries in my light meter, buying film, and getting equipment organized for some local photography and for a two week photography and writing retreat later this summer.
As I returned to my desk this afternoon I noticed that Arnheim's title was quite appropriate to the scene.
Those of you who are photographers may recognize the back of a Gossen Lunasix 3 light meter, and those of you with good vision and a sense of history may notice the words Germany (West) just above the serial number. Obviously this is an old meter, but it works well. The batteries which I am now using (Wein Cells) are mercury-free, unlike the original PX625 batteries.
The sun is shining, my meter is now working, and I'm going out in my back yard to make some photographs.