Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Source of inspitation: Where's the Forrrest??

Ever been so hung up on looking for someting, that you don't even realising that it is already just in front of you?

I went walking in the park the other day, when I overheard a mum asking her little son, if he knew where the forest is, cause they were walking in a park - not a forrest. Guess it was some way of learning him the difference between park and forrest.

The child looked bewildered and then pointed at the ground and said "But mum, it is right there".

His reasoning was all the leaves already fallen off the trees and in his little world, a forrest is not a forrest with out the leaves, it is just a bunch of trees. The mum went speechless but had a big smile on her face.

I couldn't help thinking about that little boy's words as they were inspiring. 

Are we so hung up on always finding the perfect ideal of something, that we don't see what's right in front of us? Is it because we are always in a hurry that we suddenly go blind and don't see all the details around us? Or is our goal set due to other people's expectations?

While taking walks with my camera, my mind is more tuned into discovering new small details despite having walked that way many times before.

1 comment:

Karen said...

Great photo!

Viewing the world "with the eyes of a child" can renew our sense of wonderment of every day surroundings and things. Looking through the lense of a camera often allows us to see things we would normally over look, and view them in a new light.