Posted May 8, 2015on:
Or rather biggish things that are somehow so small we tend to ignore them….
I wasn’t going to post anything for a while, but I kept thinking about pictures and how a photo can make something so ordinary seem surreal and amazing. It’s a matter of focus and highlighting the right details.
Just like fiction… we writers take ordinary people and put them in situations that show how extraordinary they actually are. And why? Because we’re all extraordinary in our own way, but we tend to forget it when the world moves by so fast that everything feels out of focus.
A picture, a story… these are moments when the world stops and we can see the details that make a place, a person… special.
Like the picture above…. It’s no place unusual. Down here at the edge of Green County, there are crumbling stone walls pretty much everywhere you look. This spot I’ve driven past at least three times a week for the last fifteen years, and except for noticing the daffodils in the Spring, I never really stopped to look at it. But Wednesday night after my karate class, I had some time on my hand as The Boodle has advanced enough to be in the class after mine… so I walked along the road to get a picture of the small pond there. A little slowly because gravelly, hilly roads and Dr. Scholls sandals don’t always mix.
In doing so… I saw this. I think it was the best picture I took that evening.
So… what haven’t you slowed down to look consider the beauty of lately?