Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The real thing
I love this ceramic cup one of my sisters gave me for a Christmas gift. It's so pretty and dainty that I hesitate to use it lest the delicate surface be corrupted over time from too much washing. For now I'm simply admiring it for its Victorian charm.
It's amazing how things come into focus more when weighed against something else or regarded against the bigger picture. I don't want to read too much into this or I might see something that isn't really there. But bottom line -- the more I take time to notice the flowers blooming in our yard every few days, the more I appreciate all that is real. Images can be so attractive and wondrous, but they pale in comparison to the real thing.
Authenticity -- its richness can be truly amazing.