Do you ever look at the world around you or are you so used to the scenery that it all just disappears into the background of your life? I was thinking a lot about that this morning as I was walking around the Gallery.
In case you didn't know besides creating and designing jewelry and accessories I also work at The Backdooor Gallery. A wonderful Art Gallery in Fredericksburg, Va.
In the mornings I love to walk the Gallery for exercise, as I was walking this morning I noticed something on a painting. The trees in this painting were made of words, strips of paper cut from a book. Now this may not seem like a huge thing to notice, but I have walked by this painting everyday, numerous time, for over a month. You think I might have noticed a detail like that.
It really go me to thinking about how many details in this life do I miss. It is so easy to get wrapped up in my problems, pleasures, wishes, chores, desires that I stop looking at the things around me. Maybe it's because we don't often just stop. This morning I stopped to fill a bucket with water and as I stood there I noticed a newly hatched praying mantis, thin as a needle and only 1/2 and inch long. It was so tiny I would have missed it if I done my usual running around trying to multi task.
So I am going to make a point to occasionally stop, and look, and notice some of the little things that make up this life. I need to take time to be in the moment instead of rushing to the next. While I have always believed age is a number my number keeps getting higher. I need to start now because one day I will be out of minutes...and then it's onto the next adventure!!