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

Posts tagged “seeing

Beauty in the weeds

I guess this is just a weed, but there's something pretty about its arching stems. What I see is a plant at the end of its season, dried up and brittle, against a lovely backdrop of sky. What I think is that it's important to look; beauty is all around us, even in the things we might normally glance over without seeing, even in the weeds.


Stretching his hand out

to catch the stars,

he forgets the flowers

at his feet.

– Jeremy Bentham



These stairs are on the outside of a building in downtown Fredericksburg. What I see is ordinary metal stairs with pretty scroll-work decoration between each step. What I think of is how I go through much of my life with my head down, lost in my thoughts and concerns. What I wonder is how many other interesting and lovely things I may have missed along the way.


The question is not

what you look at,

but what you see.

– Henry David Thoreau