Tuesday, July 21, 2009

beauty in the SC

so i've been gone on vacation for about 3 weeks now which i really don't feel bad about at all... despite all my friends and coworkers attempts to try and make me.  1. because i had to come back home to work each week in between and 2. because if you added up all the Saturday's i have to work over the course of the year it would still be about 10 days more than what I just took off.  i consider it self-employment comp time. so anyway....

i spent hours of my vacation looking at new places and appreciating their beauty.  a lot of that time i had a camera with me.  i was able to really enter into my scenery and try to capture the beauty that it impressed upon me (philosophical, i know).  one of my favorite things to do in life.

as i was back on assignment in between my vacations, it occurred to me that yes the places i went were beautiful but i thought they were more beautiful because i had never seen them before.  as i looked around i began to appreciate what was around me (in Shelby County) a bit more.  they say "beauty is in the eye of the beholder".  i say "beauty is.  and the beholder is the one who makes an effort to see it".  that is deep.  but really, there are beautiful things all around us.  it is usually us who are too busy or distracted to see them.  

so i've decided to try and look a little harder at the simple things in life.  try and find a little more beauty.