Simple is a concept that covers so many things. I found myself looking all around me, and really focusing. And isn’t that what life should be about? A simple photo challenge, and we begin to look at the world with new eyes, alert for possibilities. I found so many examples, but most will have to wait for another challenge, another theme. This particular challenge is dedicated to my daughters, who have brought so much joy into my life just by being who they are.
The girls found it interesting to compare their hands – they must have been in their early teens when they took this picture. You can see their hands are very different, just as my daughters are – as different as night and day, and yet they complement each other, and have always been best of friends. Can you tell which one is the artist and dreamer, and which one is the thinker and philosopher? Which one is the more outgoing of the two? Which one is the shy one? I won’t tell, but you can guess if you wish. Both are creative, but in different ways. And speaking of being creative . . .
Each bird was made by a different sister – and they were made years apart, though each girl made their bird at around the same age. See how different? Each one is an original, each one an expression of the child, and therin lies the simplicity, because the beauty of being unique is something no one can hide. From the shape of a hand, to creations made by those same hands, to the words we speak, the way we see life, each child, each person is special and beautiful, simply because they are who they are.
Truth is always simple . . .