Monday, November 3, 2008

Beauty where you don't expect it

I was flying over NYC last week looking at the beauty of the city when I saw the most spectacular sunset I have ever seen. The sky was this bright, ocean blue and underneath was a beam of an orangish red color. As we got closer to the ground and city, the sunset began filling the sky. The juxtaposition of this beautiful sunset and a very busy city was fantastic. It was then that I learned to verbalize what I've been learning and experiencing lately. 

Typically, I think of NYC as a slightly dirty yet booming place. I love visiting every once in a while, but I don't know that I could live there. Although the airport was slightly dreadful and certain places in the city are not so nice, my brief moment in the sky really transformed my outlook. There really is beauty in everything. When you are close, you see the busyness, the dirt, the crime. Yes there are gorgeous buildings and such but in the back of your mind you know the dirty, scary places exist. When you step outside of the city, say on an airplane, you can see it in all its glory. You only see good, not bad. 

Now why on earth would something so miniscule matter so much to me and in my life? Well, I'm learning to stop looking at good and bad in every situation, step outside of my little bubble, and see beauty in situations and people; beauty that I never knew existed. 

All this to say, this is the new theme for this blog. If you have anything you want to share or a question or comment for me, don't hesitate to email, beautyindistress@gmail.com, or leave a comment!

1 comment:

Marianne said...

As an Artist,I always felt privileged to be able to look at things with an artists eye,you see artist see beauty in the ordinary things, broken down barns,a pair of old shoes etc.As I grew in my Faith I realized that is how God views us he overlooks our flaws,the Master Creator isn't finished with us yet,he takes us broken,and molds us into beautiful creations!