Friday, March 30, 2012

It's in the Details

In our rush to get from Point A to Point B, we may see something out of the corner of our eye. And, fleetingly, we might haphazardly acknowledge the beauty.

But, if we take time to look - really look - there is treasure to be found. It's found in contrasts - a rough, worn board is bordered by flower petals as soft as baby's skin.

And the promise for more beauty is hidden among green-shrouded buds, patiently waiting for their time to burst forth. The black stamen surrounds the sun-yellow pistil like planets orbiting the sun, casting shadows on the red petals colored by God's hand.

Every morning you are handed 24 golden hours.
They are one of the few things
in this world that you get free of charge.
If you had all the money in the world,
you couldn't buy an extra hour.
What will you do with this priceless treasure?

- Author Unknown

Maybe what we should do is open our eyes to simple - yet profound - beauty. It's all around us. It's in people. It's in nature. And in the rush of our everyday lives, may we pause to see the beauty.