Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Look closely for the beauty

Liquid Sunshine, Keanae Arboretum, Maui, Hawaii, February 2004, Pentax Optio 555, Exposure 1/125 sec @ f2.8, ISO 64, no flash, © Steven Crisp

Sometimes, to see the beauty, you just need to look a little closer. This was just one philodendron leaf out of hundreds, climbing one of many trees. But as the sun broke through the clouds, some raindrops were still holding on for dear life, and it struck me as beautiful.

I find that true for just about everything in life. Seen from one perspective, people and things are just cogs and gears for the daily grind. But seen from a closer perspective, with proper attention, their beauty shines through.

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