Monday, September 21, 2009
Paying attention...or not
One would think that a wannabe photographer would pay attention to the world around her. I thought I did but realize now that I really don't. Last week I walked right by a great big brand new barn and didn't notice it! My friend, Curt, who put it up was rather incredulous and said kindly, "Loran, you need to be mindful."
I took this picture yesterday because you can see the little nest inside the birdhouse (click to enlarge). My daughter mentioned there was a bird inside when it was nesting. I saw it but didn't pay attention then either. Now the little bird family is gone and I missed the whole experience.
Now I'm wondering, how much of my world is right under my nose but unobserved. Mindfulness is a practice I could spend a little more time on.
"I gave myself to the dance, and all the while I could hear distinctly the transit of the stars, the shifting of the tides, the racing of the wind." --Haruki Murakami
What am I going to miss today?
Check out where other people are putting their attention at My World Tuesday or Macro Monday.