This week’s photo challenge is “lost in the details”.
Getting lost in the details is, to me, romantic. To observe every little nuance and color, shapes, and the minutia of what is around me is hard to do. It’s easy to just gloss over what’s there as I daydream and walk around thinking of this and that, making lists in my head of what I need to do next.
When my cats yawned, they practically turned their mouths inside out they opened up so wide. One in particular had so many shades of pink that I knew God had to have a sense of humor to make the inside of a cat’s mouth so many spectacular colors.
That same cat had whiskers that weren’t just striped, they swirled. It was a continuous line of brown against the cream whiskers and ran down the entire length. And his bright blue eyes (he was a Siamese) weren’t simply one color of blue – there were multiple colors of blue, with gray, black and white flecks.
Who can forget getting lost in the details of a baby making a fist around our finger? Or how your beloved looked the first time you realized you were in love? Or a puppy the first time you hold him?
Embracing the details in our lives, noticing, and remembering them, makes our memories all the sweeter. It’s a great way to honor the events, great and small, that make up our days.
Last year, I posted a Walk In March from the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. It had a lot of colors and a variety of things. I was pleased with it.
However, one of the things I didn’t post much of was the landscapes I took. I’m not sure why, but when I looked through them, I found three that I could look at for a long time, just losing myself in their colors, shapes, and the brightness of the day.
The true secret of happiness lies in taking
a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.
– William Morris
“Leave the door open for the unknown, the door into the dark.
That’s where the most important things come from,
where you yourself came from, and where you will go.”
― Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost
People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.
Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.
– H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
I am a backyard adventurer, philosopher and observer, recording my life in journals and photographs. Visit my blog at www.livingtheseasons.com or write me at dogear6 [at] gmail [dot] com.