Here's what she wrote:
We tend to always be looking forward to the future.
We set our sites on the world in front of us and sometimes rely on "tunnel vision" to get to our goals. Don't get me wrong, looking forward is a great way to achieve your goals, but sometimes looking at your world one way can lead to creative gridlock and if we just change our perspective a tiny bit a whole new avenue of ideas may open up!
This week let's change our perspective and look up!
There is a whole world above us that we sometimes miss seeing because we simply forget to look up.
Why is it not until a "real" problem arises that you really realize how smooth things were going. I'm willing to look up, down, under, over, every which way but loose!
The weatherman called for thunderstorms this week, but most days they did not materialize. Instead we had some spectacular clouds pass overhead. So I did what I love to do when I see those big poofy clouds: went out with my camera.
As I'm writing this I realize it was like a meditation of sorts. My mind wasn't thinking of any family issues or projects to be completed. I just focused on scanning the clouds for images. It gave my body and mind some time to relax and then be open to new thoughts.
|Elephant in background|
baby or frog swimming to left
Looking up, much like staring out at the ocean, reminds one not only of how small and seemingly insignificant our problems are to the universe, but also how beautiful the universe is in its organized vastness and how the part we play is so very significant.
|Rhinoceros dancing on a cloud|
With the support and love of my amazing brothers and their families we'll all get through this complicated and sad time in the best way we each know how. With a shared past there's understanding.
I linked up with the Studio Sublime's photography challenge. Check out how others are looking up by clicking on the button below.