Beauty is all around us. In the normal and mundane, and in the elaborate and intentional. There is beauty in the simplicity of a single flower, in the complexity of a tree.
In our day to day lives, it is easy to overlook the million little things around us, the marvels of complexity and simplicity. There is an old line, to stop and smell the roses along the way. A reminder to slow down and enjoy the beauty around us. We spend so much of our lives rushing from place to place, duty to duty, stepping over, on, or past the wonders of the world.
I had walked past this dozens of times, a wall covered in vines next to a parking space. There is a rechargeable Audi in the parking space, a nice car. And then one day I slowed down and I noticed the grotto on the wall. A relatively complex work of art, that someone created, someone took the time to install, there in plain sight and missed by most who pass by day to day.
As I age, I hope I am slowing down, noticing more, enjoying more, creating more.