oh what fleeting moments I should capture, oh what memories I should still possess

Posts tagged “focus

adjusting my focus

What I see is the edge of a pier post. I like how this picture turned out, with the further edge of the post looking crisp against the water beyond. What I think is that I had to do a little work to get the focus exactly where I wanted it.

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Simple can be harder than complex:

You have to work hard to get your thinking clean

to make it simple.

– Steve Jobs

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What lies beneath?

It's no telling how long that piece of metal has been embedded in the tree. I've lived here for 15 years, so way longer than that. What I see is the twisted end of a thick wire that had been wrapped around a tree years and years ago. What I don't see is the rest of the wire, because the bark has simply grown over the offending metal. What I think is that we often deal with our own troubles in the same way: grow over and around them, instead of dealing with them.

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It’s so easy to focus

on the tangled mess in front of our face,

when the real troubles often lie much deeper.