Sunday, August 14, 2011

Thoughts on Beauty.

"The real and proper question is why is it beautiful?" 
Annie Dillard

I was cleaning up remnants of Husband's 30th Birthday, when I saw these mason-jarred daisies.  I grabbed them by their stems, headed for the dirt, and stopped, with arms out, hovering over the edge of the deck.  

I studied the yellow centers, and followed the shriveled strands of what were once full, white petals with my eyes.    I observed the leaves which had long since succumbed to their scorched stems.  I looked them over and over, unable to piece in my mind why these weeds--invasive inhabitants of a yard growing wild, had taken my attention.  

Then, I realized, it was simple.
Parched and lifeless were they, yet, beautiful in the same.


Amanda August 14, 2011 at 7:29 PM  

These pictures look like paintings! You totally found beauty in these little weeds. :)

Cassie August 14, 2011 at 9:14 PM  

Thanks, Amanda! My friend taught me some new techniques with my camera and I've been having so much fun. :)

It's me August 15, 2011 at 12:21 AM  

Great picture!! happy new week

“You must write every single day of your life... You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads... may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.” ― Ray Bradbury
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