I wanted to add more news to my Good News, Bad News post. A little update.
I read something that made me think even more about my moodiness and photography woes.
We must remember that everything in this world has God’s fingerprints on it – and that alone makes it special. Our inability to see beauty doesn’t suggest in the slightest that beauty is not there. Rather, it suggests that we are not looking carefully enough or with broad enough perspective to see the beauty.
When your life is filled with the desire to see the holiness in everyday life, something magical happens: ordinary life becomes extraordinary, and the very process of life begins to nourish your soul!
– Rabbi Harold Kushner
What it made me realize is that I’m not SEEING things lately. I take pictures, but not for a second (lately) have I stopped to soak in and enjoy whatever it is that I’m looking at. That was supposed to be the whole point! These days I’ve been focusing too much on the end product, rather than the awesome experience of seeing whatever I saw!
I’ll tell you one thing that got this whole thing going today. Parrots and a Woodpecker. I saw both, but it was too dark and the birds were too far away for me to get clear shots, and I got frustrated. But I saw them!
A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
Anyway, that was good thing to read before bed. Made me happy. Another little discovery.
All I really need to do is look for the divine in everything. The rest will come.