In our own uniquely personalized lives we’ve experienced a variety of different emotions. Everything from: fear, courage, pride, shame, happiness, and sadness. With ALL these words thrown out like chump change in today’s world like so many nickels and dimes they have lost their flavor… Just like these words many things have let us down. There are many things we have failed at. We as a collective I mean (Your brother, your mother, aunt GiGi, Charlie Sheen).
But, like the news we tend to forget about the sheer beauty. I mean the truly wonderfully crafted works of art we are blessed to see every day. It is because of all of these NEGATIVES we forget the positives. I wanted to write to you today about the beauty I find in the little things. You may be switching from reading these words to the picture I posted above wondering why I posted this. I posted it because, well, I think this picture is beautiful. A seemingly childish answer I’m sure… That singular word beautiful has so much more of a meaning than those I listed above. If something is beautiful it is not enough to just look at it, write it, or speak the word. In my understanding when you FEEL beauty in your heart and mind you truly know what beautiful means.
This picture was taken by a wonderful young man whom it is my utmost pleasure to know. I don’t know too much about the circumstances in which this picture was taken, but after perusing the time monster that is Facebook, I happened upon this photograph. And I am so thankful thank he allowed me to use this picture. In my opinion a mixture of man (or women in this case) and nature is so perfectly intertwined. We could see these trees and these girls every day of our lives and never notice them, but this picture reminds me of just how beautiful life can be: a little makeup, the beauty of nature in its entirety, and two lovely young women. This idea was encapsulated into a picture by an artistic young man with a ‘beautiful’ mind.
One thing humans never fail at… is the creativity and the ingenuity of how to remind us just how beautiful life can be.
(Beauty is all around us. Its time we notice. Thank you for a little beauty Colton.)
The Definition of Beautiful