The world comes into focus

Restaurateur and food expert Alice Waters wrote this statement: “When we force ourselves to slow down, the world comes into focus.” I couldn’t agree more!

When we slow down and look around us, we see wilted blooms in sidewalk cracks,

and perfectly camouflaged beetles on flowers.

We might notice how ducks fly in perfect unison

or a dragonfly shimmering in the setting sun.

Do we take the time to really look at graffiti,

or how buildings can show unexpected patterns if we look up just so?

Taking in the drama of cloud formations

or the reflection of sunlight in a window

doesn’t take much time. But if we never slow down, we miss all of this. And wouldn’t this be a pity!

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