Beauty In The Mundane

Have you ever stopped and stared at a common object, or common occurrence in nature, suddenly seeing it in a new and different way?  Maybe you’ve been walking along with someone when this happens and they look at you as if you’ve lost your marbles.  Yeah, I know what that’s like!

Photographers and artists tend to see things around them just a little differently than the average, not so creatively inclined individual.  They call this “seeing beauty in the mundane.”  Just who “they” are, I couldn’t say, but you know what I mean.

Take this photo for example

Most people walking along the beach wouldn’t give this a second look, but there was something about it that caught my eye.  I tend to look for patterns and images like this when I’m at the beach.  I know it seems odd that I’m talking about the beach in early March, but living only a few miles away from the ocean, I’m a year round beach goer.

Obviously, this is just a small example of finding beauty in the mundane.  Everything has it’s own individual beauty, just like people.  Trust me, beauty is all around you, some of it obvious, some of it you just have to look for.

Until next time…

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~A.M.

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