I was out for a walk today, it was gorgeous. I thought about what I wrote the other day about finding beauty if you just look for it. It occurred to me that not everyone has practice with this.
On top of that we all have filters through which we view everything. Many of these filters are negative. Negative filters make it very, very difficult to see beauty anywhere.
If you read that piece on seeing beauty and you are thinking that I am completely nuts, well, I have an exercise for you.
Get your camera. Or your phone. Whatever you can take pictures with.
Then walk around with the camera in your hand and look for pictures.
It’s impossible to miss the beauty that is everywhere when you have a camera in your hand. With a camera in your hand you are looking to capture something interesting, something beautiful.
All of a sudden, with a camera in your hand, you see everything differently. You start to see all the intriguing stuff that is always there.
It really is impossible to miss the beauty with a camera in your hand.
So go out. With a camera. Take pictures, loads of pictures. You don’t even have to look at them later. Just wander around. Wander around a familiar place. Wander around a new place. Look everywhere.
And take pictures.
You’ll find the beauty.
And you’ll keep finding it.