This past week has been nothing ‘special’, on ordinary terms. But if I’ve experienced anything through being back at home around people that I know and love, it’s that normalcy is good. And there is much interest and beauty to be found in each day if we are willing to look.
I think my ability to view the world is greatly enhanced when I pick up my camera. Normal details become elements that make up a composed frame. I don’t just move through a room in a blind blur, seeking whatever I need. I look at textures, colors, facial expressions and elements of light. Placing something in a frame gives it importance, significance. And when I ‘frame’ day-to-day details through my camera lens, it invokes insight into this wonderful world.
To quote a fellow blogger and inspirational writer:
“Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day, I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return.”