Have you ever taken a road or route a second or third time and noticed something “new” – that, of course, had been there all along?
We often go at such a fast pace that we fail to really see things around us.
That, at least for me, is what the weekly PhotoHunt in the world of blogs is all about.
I thought about this today when Mom said she thought it was somewhat “silly.” That’s probably because she likes for me to write, write, write. I don’t do much of that on Saturdays when participating in the PhotoHunt, so that's probably why it isn't her favorite thing.
Here’s an example: I’ve lived in Summerville, SC, for about eight years. Not long ago, when the PhotoHunt theme was “yellow,” I wondered what in the world I would use on my blog. I couldn’t think of anything!
As I went on a daily walk around town – camera in hand – I saw more yellow than I had ever seen before. Yellow signs, yellow flowers, yellow lights.
In other words, this weekly little exercise opens my eyes and makes me more aware of my surroundings.
This week’s theme is “utensils.” I took a picture of some of my wooden utensils in a container and planned to use that. Not very creative.
And then, as I walked through the kitchen, I glanced at something I have owned since 1973; it’s a favorite of mine. It came from Taylor's Hardware in Lexington.
For all those years, I had noticed the man, his hands folded in prayer; the bread, the bowl of soup, the book and even his eyeglasses. Until today, I don’t think I had ever really seen the two utensils – the spoon in the soup and the knife for the bread. Well, perhaps I had seen the knife; I’m not certain. But I know I had never noticed the spoon.
Thanks to PhotoHunt, I really looked today!