Thursday, January 27, 2011
Acting on my word for 2011
For those who live in the northeast as I do it has been brutal. The snow has been endless. The gray skies more ominpresent than usual.
And the heat bills. They could bring you to tears.
I've always winter-treated windows & doors. But of late it has become my personal quest to find every open space, every leaking window, every bit of 'frost' and then irradicate any 'cold connection' I've found. With dedication both DH and I have made progress. Much has been improved. Much remains. "Take that!' I whisper to each window & door (and ok, yes, with a bit of a 'bbbwwwaahhhhhh' laugh as I proceed). Hey, it's part of the process.... lol
But as I'm working along, caulking, sealing, quasi-cursing the cold I remember. I remember the word I chose for 2011. The goal I chose for these 12 months BOKEH ,,,,,
Not only look but SEE.
Observe the outside-of-the-direct-line-of-sight beauty/good in any situation.
And these pictures along with the momentary pause & happiness capturing these images, are the outcome.
They say artists are inclined to notice beauty in small things. But I think the truth is that anyone who looks finds a treasure trove.
If my campaign is successful, if the cold is kept outside and the warm inside. If the dragon-of-heat-bills is slain these images will 'ner again be seen.
And dontcha know I'll miss their beautiful flowing delicate shapes. Another lesson. What seems (or even is) a problem at one point in time still possessed beauty. Still had merit. Or was not without merit. There is always something bright shimmering in the darkness of difficulty. But to find it. To see it. There, ah.... there is the challenge.
A good word.
A good goal.
Here's to many 2011 moments not missed because of it......