Perspective…..in the eyes of the beholder
Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. I am finding that how we perceive life: our journey – our paths taken – is the same thing.
Have you ever watched a movie that shows super fast clips of someones thoughts, or flashbacks from their life? Fast clips. Might show 30 things in the span of 5 seconds. It gives you insight into the characters background, or explains their thought processes in a short amount of time, so the movie isn’t 5 hours long.
It occurred to me last night and this morning, as I was reading through some blog posts on wordpress, that this is how I THINK. This is the way my mind processes everything, every day, all day long. No complete thoughts. Words, flashes, images….. faster and faster and faster.
Keeping in mind that I homeschool my 4 children, and that I am a photographer, wife, housekeeper, etc…..here is a little glimpse into what might go through my mind in the span of 1 minute. But, remember, I am a photographer. I see life in images. In pictures. Every thought, every chore, every single thing I need to do is a framed image. Sad, I know, but thats just the way it works. so………
Ready? Set. GO!
“””Laundry. Crafts. Edit session. Check math. Ugh, look at those all those dirty dishes. Dog hair all over kitchen floor. Vacuum. Change fish tank water. Check email. Saturate that picture! Yard needs mowed. Buy halloween costumes. Plan vacation. Do spelling. Dogs need water. Have I fed cats? Make lunch. Make playdough for little ones. Did I check that math? I have to finish editing that session! Computer screen filthy. Put on tv for kids so I can calm down. Where’s that bottle of wine??????????”””” *wink*
Often I have compared my life (and my brain) to chucking a bouncy ball into a rubber room. All four walls, ceiling and floor are rubber (and representative of my life). I am the bouncy ball. Boing….boing……boing….. I keep bouncing from one thing to the next, accelerating as I go along. Each thing I do seems to move me faster and faster. My friends compare me to Tigger (Woo-hoo-hoo-hoo!!! 😉
So,being my Tigger-y self, I decide to read blogs. Follow blogs. Start a blog. Might as well add MORE to the mix, right? LOL
Yesterday and today, I come across these two blog posts. Its like a little lightning bolt was sent down from the heavens to shake me up a bit. Okay….SOMEONE is trying to tell me SOMETHING, so I better listen. And it wasnt that these blog posts were directed at me, because while I do follow these blogs, I have never met the authors and they do not know me from Adam, other than perhaps recognizing my avatar on the comments page now and again. Take a peek, you might get something out of them too.
Two key points that stuck in my mind.
From “Being Thankful : “And I was forced to repent of my attitude. We really do have so much for which to be grateful, no matter what our circumstances!”
And from The Joy is in the Journey: “You could consider all that still needs to be taken care of as part of the adventure”.
Hmmmmm. Wow. Pretty poignant stuff. Maybe the “bouncy ball” needs to enjoy bouncing around that room a bit more, instead of complaining about it. Instead of always looking at everything I have to do and stressing about it, maybe I need to realize that IS really the FUN ADVENTURE that is my life. It is an adventure, and it honestly is fun. Just getting caught up in the mundane details can take away from it all.
I have ALWAYS told everyone that I lead a charmed life. In fact, I have said it so many times, my friends are probably sick of hearing that statement from me. But MAYBE, just maybe, I need to put my heart where my mouth is…and LIVE IT a little more. 🙂
Life is what you make it. Enjoy ~
Posted on October 2, 2011, in photography, Uncategorized and tagged Erie PA photographer, nature photography, PA photographer, perspective, postaday2011, postaweek2011. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.