Focus

One day a few months back, someone asked if I really looked around while I was taking photos of the sunset that night. I said yes and I did/do, but it got me thinking of what else is around we hardly pay attention to as we are so focused on the task at hand. Do we see the bats who fly at dusk? Do we notice those who walk their dogs at dusk? Do we hear the screams of ones who don’t want to do their homework and want to play outside still? Do we notice how close that car got to us even though we are well off the road? Do we notice the ones in the hidden shadows that seem to be there, but are not there for all to see? Do we see everything there is to see, why no we don’t. But we choose what we focus on in that moment. As for my focus on the sunsets, I have always seen the bats that fly at dusk. But I am more aware of the the clouds that form in other areas not just the sunset ones of which is very enjoyable to see, too. I am grateful for those who share in seeing there is so much beauty in this world. And am equally grateful for compassion as we share this planet with one another. ~pharris

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