I carry a camera. When I walk the woods, I see.
See any wildlife in one of the pictures?
To really see, one has to thread their vision into every crevice of sight as far as possible otherwise all that is seen is the forest.
One of our deer hunting tales (true story) tells on one of our hunters who saw no deer from his stand. he was in a very scenic area so he took a few pictures with his camera. when he got home and looked at his pictures he discovered several deer were in one of the pictures.
I took this picture while trekking through the deep woods when I spotted the rabbit about 4 feet away. See the ears?
Life is a lot like a walk in the woods. Seeing what is really there is a practiced skill and it relates to every area of our lives should we care to interact with such details.
Why notice the pain in a stranger’s smile if I act indifferent? Why notice the old couples broken porch rail for the 20th time when my tools to help are in the garage? Why not see the young mother trying to help feed her family instead of the slow cashier (same person) in the line you happened to be stuck in? why not purpose to see beyond ourselves?
I am such a non-noticer. I have this tug of war to see or not to see. After all if I see I might have to care. If I care it will cost me something. I,Me, My…selfie time is important right? Do I use the care lens or the selfie lens today?
My daily prayer each morning is that I would see over the logs and beyond the brush and trees of life.
2 thoughts on “Seen in the woods”
Thanks for the post Gary, a good reminder to take a walk in the woods of my life. I have a saying, “In reflection is direction.” Often to busy to doing any reflection.
Good saying ken. My father often says “beware of the barrenness of a busy life”