"Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia." ~E.L. Doctorow

Monday, May 16, 2011

Finding Beauty in the Small Things



Have you ever looked out on a rainy spring day to see the beauty hiding in the underlying green landscape, instead of thinking about miserable commute it was going to pose or how it was going to completely ruin your hairdo that you spent an hour on that morning? (just to be clear -no,
i've never spent that long on my hair in my life. )

Have you ever sat in the car, staring at the windshield while the rain drops landed, and saw the lights of the house infront of you reflecting like a million pools of light?

(Can you tell its raining here?)

Anyway, I bring this up because I think that this is one of the most admirable traits we author's have. The ability to find beauty in the small things of life. The things that a lot of people don't bother to give two seconds to rethink or see in a different light. We find the little nueances of this world and bring them into a beautiful exsistence on the page.

Okay I'm done waxing elloquently now. I just wanted to say "we be cool" :)

10 comments:

wosushi said...

I completely agree. I think that is what I love about photography. Seeing something there that is beautiful and capturing it. Although, my skill doesn't always live up to what my eye puts together.

That's why writing is my first love. I can describe the beauty just as I see it.

C.M. Villani said...

My thoughts exactly. :)

Catherine Stine said...

Nice post! It's raining here too, and I'm really enjoying the way the drops sit on the surface of the pansy blossoms out on my little deck.

C.M. Villani said...

I love seeing the water droplets just hanging there on the velvetty petels. Especially whe nthe sun comes out and makes it sparkle!

Kelly Hashway said...

I can definitely relate. I love finding inspiration and beauty everywhere. It's raining here too and I've been cursing it. But maybe I'll look at it differently after reading this post.

Kelly Garriott Waite said...

Raining here also! And I just finished writing about it as well. Sometimes I love the rain, especially if it forces the cancellation of a baseball game so that we can all stay at home and play Scrabble. Bliss.

Brynne said...

Yay YOU! Recognizing and sharing in the little things also requires us to slow down so we can see with our senses all the way on. Great post, sweet soul. Important words.:)

C.M. Villani said...

Kelly - I do the same thing. I get caught up in the annoyance of instead of seeing the beauty that lies beneath it. I think we should all take that moment to see the good in it.

C.M. Villani said...

KGW - I hear ya on the baseball front. Its always nice to get a day off from practice. :D

C.M. Villani said...

Thank Brynne. :)

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