Today I woke up feeling a little blue. Nothing in particular had happened, so I figured it was the collective wind blowing. We are all affected by passing energy and being able to recognize this often helps the emotion flow through. On days like these, I know that going into nature and having some quiet reflection time helps soothe my psyche.
So, I set out with my camera in hand to find a quiet place to be and connect. Often times, seeing the world through the lens of my camera makes it more real and I notice things that I would normally overlook. My walk didn’t have a destination, but I ended up finding a beautiful, private sandy cove along a river to sit to let Mother Nature do her soothing.
As I took in the beautiful day, I started to notice the tiny things around me which carried so much grace, purpose and beauty. The ants at work, the grasshopper who tickled my toes, the wind blowing through the willows and a tiny half inch flower all reminded me that even the smallest of things can bring perspective and healing through their beauty.
In a world that focuses on being super sized, fulfilling yet larger and larger goals and ambitions to be seen, I was reminded that sometimes the tiniest overlooked things can be grand. There are so many micro beings that are overlooked as we wiz along our day going from point A to point B and a galaxy of life in every neighborhood block, field and backyard.
Today, I was given the gift of perspective as I realized how grand tiny can be.