The Heaviness of Light

A Personal Relationship with Light Marked by Conflicting Emotions

August 7, 2016

Most of us are hungry for light.   We crave sunny days and clear skies, we like big windows and well-lit rooms.  But some people have a more complicated relationship with light. John Merfeld, a physics student at Tufts University, has a genetic condition called albinism that renders his body unable to properly absorb light. It's made him acutely aware of its unique power, beauty, and danger.