I spent some time after school with A, working on taking and editing photos. I hope I convinced him buy a Lumix bridge camera after using mine for a bit. I love the way it “walks the image right up to you,” as my friend said. I liked passing on information to A. He has a great eye, and he’s curious. That’s the best combination.
This is my favorite of the photos he took. Just a guy watering his lawn. A fall tree changing in the background.
One of my Facebook friends put up a challenge to switch your perspective and simply look up. Dozens of people commented on her post with images of skylights and chandeliers and ceilings.
I like the challenge of getting closer. Just now, I studied the grain of my coffee table, a piece of furniture that’s been in my house for twenty years. Earlier, it was the hydrangea. Not the whole bush, just one flower – dappled with pinks and blushes and April greens. So damn beautiful, this ordinary flower on an ordinary bush in an ordinary yard in an ordinary town. So amazing.
Look close, friends. Pass on what you know to people who want to learn.
How else will see beauty, now, and for years to come?