As a photographer, I've always been fascinated by the first creation story in Genesis. There is imagination, darkness, light and creation. I remember my darkroom days and loading my film onto reels in darkness. My film contained my imagination of yet created images "in my likeness". And I wonder if...

When God said, "Let there be light!", he proclaimed the wonder of opposites. If only light existed, we would be just as blind as we would be in the dark. Without night and day, we would never see another breathtaking sunrise or sunset. Without both light and dark, photography would not be possible. Every light in our homes has a switch. There are times to turn lights on and times to turn them off.

And that is what is so fascinating about virtual communities. We could not share our thoughts, ideas and dreams without the most basic of computer functions: binary code. Ones and Zeros. On and Off. It's the opposites that make all of this possible. However, when we turn our computers off we cannot prove, by examining the hardware, that our virtual community exists. We have faith through our experiences that when we turn our computers back on again, all of our friends and aquaintances will still be here. For me, there is a spiritual truth hidden somewhere within this virtual world.