"In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion."
- Albert Camus
"If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change." - Buddha."
I know I need to stay 'on top of things'... know what is going on in the world, work, pay bills, clean the house, pull weeds...but it can all be a bit overwhelming at times.
Occasionally I want to go some place where time passes with no worries... just for a little bit...
This past weekend I found that place...on an old weathered deck with a slightly wilted mixed bouquet of flowers. My equipment? My iPhone 5 (yes, I need to upgrade :) and my olloclip Macro 3-IN-1 Lens. (check it out here)
I got close...really close. I saw details I didn't see before, polka dots and little hairs. I saw color with light and shadows. I saw a world that shines with beauty despite what may be going on elsewhere.
The shallow depth of field narrowed my focus to see only that beauty before my eyes and the worries melted away, even if for only a minute, or maybe it was 20...
I realized...it is ok if it isn't all in focus...in both life and photography.
Not everything can be seen at once, not all the answers or reasons, at least not from my limited view with my feet planted on earth. All I really know is...I am here to love and be a witness to the beauty.
I can't avoid the chaos...but I won't let it make me miss the beauty.
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a beautiful day!