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Do You Have A Good Eye? #MondayMusings #MondayBlogs

I’m always amazed at the details that good artists or  fine photographers are able to capture. They capture beauty in the ordinary. Like this picture. Just some trees and a body of water but what a beautiful picture – how wonderfully the reflection of the tree is captured. ‘What a great eye s/he has!’ we say. And I ask myself – Do you have a good ‘eye’? Not for a picture, but to see the beauty and goodness in the every day events of my life. Do I truly appreciate the wonder of it all?

I’m afraid that most often, I’m too caught up with looking out for the spectacular that I miss the beauty hidden in the mundane. The seemingly inconsequential details of our every day lives can be truly beautiful, if we have our inner eyes open to them.

Do You Have A Good Eye?

Things like the regular cups of tea made by my husband, the regular ‘how are you doing’ messages from friends, the wag of Pablo’s little tail to tell me that he’s happy, Lucky’s welcome growl to say she’s happy I’m home, hugs, books, food….I could go on listing out the beauty of the daily events of my life.

do you have a good eye

But sadly sometimes I close that inner eye and I miss the beauty of it all. I’m trying to develop my ‘eye’. Are you?

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  1. Shilpa Garg Shilpa Garg January 21, 2019

    This is such a simple yet such a profound thought. I am trying to see the beauty, goodness, positivity in everyday things and experiences. The more I do that, better is my state of mind. It does not come that easily but I am trying to make it as a way of life.

  2. vishalbheeroo vishalbheeroo January 19, 2019

    Everyday is a new challenge to learn and shall train the eye to look for detailing and emotions within!

  3. Modern Gypsy Modern Gypsy January 16, 2019

    I try! Some days I’m better at it than others. But it’s a constant practice that I try to keep coming back to.

  4. Shalini Shalini January 15, 2019

    I try to, Corinne. So, I guess I am a work in progress right now but super proud about the progress 🙂

  5. Ira Ira January 14, 2019

    Well, life changes when we learn to find happiness in small things and gestures but it is a tough act to practice.
    Hope you are well now.

  6. Lydia Lydia January 14, 2019

    Did you take that picture of the pine tree? It’s a beautiful shot!

  7. Damyanti Biswas Damyanti Biswas January 14, 2019

    I have a bit of an eye now, after I learned at a photography workshop exactly what to look for, what ‘s worth capturing, and how it is best done. Taught me a lot about observation, which I’ve found handy since.

  8. Michele Morin Michele Morin January 14, 2019

    I will say that I am a work in progress on this point.
    And I do think that writing and trying to share images from my life both with words and with my camera are helping me to grow into a better “see-er” of the events and the people that fill my days.

  9. Parul Thakur Parul Thakur January 14, 2019

    I think this will always be work in progress for all of us. One, there is a lot in the world that’s beautiful and second, we get caught up in the daily humdrum of life. It is unavoidable how sucked in we are into things that won’t matter as much as we get older.

    Great reminder, Corinne.

  10. Anamika Agnihotri Anamika Agnihotri January 14, 2019

    I am trying too, I will say, to develop a good eye. An anchored mind is a key to have a good eye. Let the mind go astray and see the virtue of a good eye vanish completely. The image exudes tranquility. One can meditate with this picture.

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