Saturday, April 29, 2017
Beauty in the Details
So what is this a photograph of, I hear you ask. It is a cast iron downspout on a Chateau in Normandy. Why the downspout is cast iron, instead of something cheaper or easier I don' know. Why is was cast in a swirl, rather than a simple round pipe, I don't know. Why someone took the time to incorporate a leaf emblem in the casting, I don't know. What I do know is that these details add enduring beauty. The routine things in life, a simple pipe to carry rain water away from the roof, becomes a thing of beauty because someone made it out of a durable material, added a twist and a flourish. I need to remember to add a twist and flourish to the routine things in my life.
What have you seen recently that was wonderfully decorative when it didn't need to be?