Someone stopped alongside me yesterday while I was taking photographs on the roadside and I got a real fright...thought I was going to get hurt or have my camera stolen. Really sad that is but nevertheless it was one of my neighbours who smiled warmly at me and then looked puzzled when he asked me this question, "WHAT are you so fascinated with? I always see you out taking photographs" I started giggling nervously like I do when I'm ambushed in my zone and also out of relief that I was safe and I simply responded "Life...I am fascinated by life" as I smiled back at him thinking to myself "I can't believe he asked me such a stupid question". He looked even more confused and said "But it's just a leaf" and it was right there in that moment that I realised not everybody gets it. What was so obvious to me seemed like a mystery to someone else. Life is not JUST a leaf or JUST a flower or JUST a spider or JUST anything...life and all it has to offer us naturally is a gift we get to unwrap every single day. His last words stuck in my mind as he drove off and I saw the light go on, his eyes twinkling, "We see the big things...it's the small things we don't."
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!