These leaves are a precise expression of my Ordinary Things Project. Deciduous trees have the unfortunate destiny of losing their leaves once a year. Littering the ground, they may not seem like much anymore, but if you look closely – sometimes you’ll see something beautiful still remains.
These dew drops, for example, reminded me of treasure. I could imagine being six years old and pretending they were diamonds and running around with my friends collecting all the leaves. As we age, it seems like we lose a bit of that wonder and the ability to find the extraordinary in the everyday things.
Instead of looking at the surface, let’s challenge ourselves to look again. Look deeper. Find the secret, the treasure, the hidden thing waiting patiently to be discovered. What have we been missing because we’ve failed to really “look”?