Creative Juice: Looking for Beauty

December 2, 2013

Welcome back, friends.

I hope your holiday was as good as mine was.  My wife got to come home a few days before Thanksgiving and we spent the week resting and recovering, which we were definitely thankful for.  One more mountain has been climbed!

On Friday, I posted a picture to my Instagram which I had taken a few weeks before.  Then it got picked up by a bigger Instagram account.  So I thought I’d share it here.

The picture shows my wife a few weeks ago, crouched among some prairie grass in the middle of Kansas.  We spent the weekend exploring out of the way places.  What were we looking for?

Beauty.

We didn’t know what it would look like.  But it came in lots of forms.  It came in the form of endless empty spaces, cemeteries, sunrises, school houses, town halls, railroads and lots of other things.

The thing about beauty is that it’s best left undefined when you go looking for it.  If my wife and I had set out looking for specific things, we may have found them, but we might not have seen all of the unexpected beauty that was not on our list.  It’s the same thing as when I met my wife.  I may have had a list of things I was looking for in a woman.  But when I met my wife, I realized I didn’t know the first thing about what I wanted.

You don’t have to define beauty.  You just have to look for it.

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What are you going to look for today?

One response to Creative Juice: Looking for Beauty

  1. Well, as I read this before I wind down for bed, I think “What will I look for tomorrow?”
    Tomorrow I am looking for peace of mind. I am taking my son to a new doctor. He is a healthy adult with Down syndrome and though he is 23, he’s never seen a doctor that specializes in DS. We’re travelling to Kansas (ironically) tomorrow.
    Anyway. I don’t know why I shared all that just now – oh yeah, because you asked.
    Thanks for asking. :)
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