And as I stopped to take this still-life photograph (which was extremely easy because this life was very still), I started to wonder about the millions of items in my world that are nothing more than an odd curiosity to me. A myriad of life forms, technologies, and creations surround me. How many things do I look over because they are strange to me? How many times have I turned a blind eye to things both strange and wonderful?
I hope that this new year will be different than the last. I want to see clearly those magical elements of the universe; both the microscopic and cosmic. I want to stop and smell roses, or daisies, or petunias…whatever is handy.
This world is filled with beauty, if only we stop and take a closer look.