Behold the amazing work of a gifted time-lapsed photographer, and drink in the perceptive words of a smart little girls and a wise old man. Have you looked outside your window today, and noticed the sky and the wonders around you? Take a look. And be grateful.
Here’s a photo of people taking their sweet time walking up a mountainside in China. But to me, it’s more than that. I wonder how long it took to build those steps. And how do you say, “Watch your step” in Chinese. But then again, aren’t we all climbing our own mountains in our own way? Aren’t we a little freaked about falling? Here’s to those of us who are worried, but find ways to keep climbing anyway. If nothing else, the scenery makes it worthwhile.
What do you think of when you see this photo? I’d love to hear your reply.
When I was a kid, used to love catching butterflies bare-handed. They were just about the only insects that didn’t freak me out. Funny what color can do to change one’s perceptions. I still look at them with awe and wonder. Do they have any idea how gorgeous they are? Probably not. And that makes them even more beautiful.
It’s been quite rainy here in Massachusetts lately, and thus we’ve been seeing quite a few rainbows. I don’t know how they form, and I really don’t care. They never fail to amaze me. Why? Their color, for one thing. And then there’s their arc-like shape. Rainbows tell us that the storm’s over, and that the sun’s about to come out. Rainbows are like bridges, showing us how to get from one place to another. Can a world with such color–and possibilities–really be all that bad?
Far back as I can remember, green’s been my favorite color. In the immortal words of Kermit the Frog, it’s the color of the leaves, and so many other beautiful things. Think forests, parks, gardens, and the like. Can a world with this much green (and beauty!) really be all that bad?