Saturday, February 8, 2014

Inspired by Mary Oliver...

Pay Attention, I say!
Instructions for living a life.
Pay attention.  Be astonished.
Tell about it.

   Isn't it wonderful to find a quotation that sums up what you are trying to do in your life?  This one by Mary Oliver does it for me.

   Through my photography I have found a whole new way to "pay attention".  The ordinary, mundane aspects of everyday life are framed in my camera.  I pay attention to the small things as well as big.  Frankly, it all astonishes me in some way when looked at it through the lens of my camera.

   Through this blog, I can tell you all about these tiny wonders.  I can reflect on the beauty and meaning I find in the common place.  Everything is worthy of our attention and all things are connected by an invisible thread of relationship.

   If I had to reduce an entire life philosophy into the fewest words possible, Mary Oliver's instructions would more than suffice.  When you pay attention, what you get in return is pure wonderment...what a deal!


Mystic Meandering said...

Is that Gaylord?! :)

Patricia Turner said...

No,that's Horatio. He's a little red squirrel. Gaylord is a big grey squirrel. I name all my little critters!