The patina of a busy life

by Lynn on March 2, 2012

I was in a rush when I took this picture, and forgot to adjust my camera settings.
Initially, I was upset that I didn’t use the correct exposure…
but the more I looked at the results, the more I liked them.

Lately, I’ve come to appreciate how a busy life manifests itself.
There is a certain charm to the things that miss our attention.

When I look at the things I’ve neglected,
the textures and colors are quite beautiful.

Perhaps this is the Universe’s way of saying, “It’s okay if you don’t paint me today.”


Instead of punishing us for not doing everything we should do,
Nature puts a patina on the things that wait,
adding colors that weren’t there before.

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If only Nature would put a patina on my gray hair…

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