The secret to all beauty

January 30, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Rickey Moore The secret to all beauty

I love to travel to a place that on the surface is not very photogenic and just stop and look around until something of beauty is found.  More often than not, you end up seeing these in my posts; not because they are such great subjects, but merely because there is beauty to be found in anything if we would just look hard enough.  It was in such a spot that I stood searching for that one thing, that I noticed this small leaf (about the size of my thumb nail) desperately hanging on to the limb and seemingly waving at me in an attempt to get my attention. The day was warm and the wind was blustery.  It was pleasant but the winds seemed to pick up speed and force as the day progressed; there was a storm in our near future.  This makes taking a photo of a small leaf attached to the end of a long limb difficult.  I ended up taking several photos of this tiny leaf before I was able to capture one that was half way in focus.  I thought to myself during the process that I was taking too much time on this small insignificant leaf, but I was hooked and determined to walk away with a photo I could use. Looking back at that moment I remember thinking that the small leaf could not possible hang on much longer, but I was wrong, because it not only hung in spite of much conflict, but did so with much grace and beauty.  It had found a way to cope despite the storm that was coming.  That is what real peace is; the ability to smile in the face […]

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