Wednesday, November 25, 2009

GUEST POST : seeing beauty

clouds #2
clouds #3
clouds #1

the other day someone sweet and talented commented on my blog that she liked that i see beauty everywhere. as flattered and proud as it made me feel, someone perceiving me like that, i know it is not entirely true. there are plenty of moments, even days, where i find it hard to notice beauty, even if it came up to me wearing a flapper dress and offered me a glass of champagne.

when i visit shokoofee’s blog it never fails to make me see the beauty, though. even the sad kind. and no, i am not saying that shokoofee is sad, but rather that on top of all the warm-hearted and artistic capturing of life she shares with us, her readers, she also chooses to share the sadness and the longing that is also. and she somehow makes it inspiring and so full of life. 

i think i began blogging because i was afraid to disappear when i moved from the city to the countryside. i am not sure what i expected, but i sure didn’t know that i would get so much in return, so much beauty and so many connections to awesome people making the world, my world at least, a better place.

come to think of it, i am pretty sure the world would be a better place for all of us if everyone did a bit of blogging (maybe a bit crowded, but the more the merrier. no?). if everyone made friends where they were made to believe there are no friends, saw how much they sometimes have in common with others living far away, be the distance cultural or geographical.

and the bonus, for me, is that the simple act of documenting the life that unfolds around me is teaching me to look for beauty, even when i don’t expect it. i still miss that flapper girl some days, but i didn’t miss the awesome purple and rose-colored clouds that one afternoon last week. and after i had admired it long enough, i ran, of course, for the camera. so i could share it with you, people of the blog world. it is, after all, your sky too, where ever you are.

wishing you a beautiful day - xoxo trinsch

13 comments:

Annabelle said...

Oh that's so lovely! I aggree - the world is certainly a better place with bloggers, we make it a little smaller :-)

Theresa said...

I share your sentiments.

ibb said...

Love those clouds.
Beauty is in the eyes of who looks

Shahab Mahdavi said...

Nice post thanks.

Ida Nielsen said...

This is such a lovely post. So well-written and so true.

julochka said...

so beautiful. it captured both you and shokoofeh absolutely perfectly.

Kenna Christensen said...

this truly inspires me. your blog is beautiful.

Francesca said...

Very nice post Trinsch. I don't know shokoofee (and I'm eager to), but I like blogs that show all the shades of the clouds: from pink to gray.

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

You see beauty and... you share it !!! I wish you a sweet week-end !

martina said...

Simple and beautiful!

Elisabelle said...

Your words are so beautiful Trinsch!
It is always so nice to read you....

MODsquad said...

I love reading your thoughts, Trinsch! You have a beautiful gift! So fun to see you here!

magdabeez said...

These are words I won't forget. I'll remind myself of them when I'm in a bad mood and my vision becomes clouded: there is beauty even in sadness, just need to allow yourself to see it.