I learned a really valuable lesson today. I took this photograph and went to my husband and asked him, "Now don't you think this is more interesting and beautiful than the norm?" He looked at me like I'd lost my mind and said, "NO! It's dying and decaying". I was so pissed off with his answer that I walked away without saying anything in response and went back to photographing my decaying flower. I could not understand how he could not see what I saw. And no amount of my trying or forcing to convince him otherwise was going to change it. And therein lies the answer; he is not me and I am not him. Everything about my life and his life was and is different even though we now share the same living space. We are two completely divergent creatures who do not share the likeness of what we each deem as beautiful. Somehow we co-exist, loving each other fiercely and I cannot be angry at him because he doesn't see the beauty in a decaying flower, it doesn't make him wrong...it just makes him different. Something that takes patience and compassion to understand and accept because we all try to force ourselves, our beliefs and ideas on others in one way or another now don't we?
How I see it...
I see, speak and write in metaphors because I feel there is much we can learn from nature, people and our surroundings as depicted in my photographs and why I enjoy sharing my thoughts. Not in any attempt to convince or convert you to my way of thinking, seeing or feeling but to share how I see and experience MY mind map of the world. You at no time have to agree, all I ask is that my views and the views of others who wish to express theirs are kindly respected. So relax, get comfy and just enjoy. Happy reading!