I love boats. I’ve loved the simple beauty of boats for as long as I can remember. Walking the docks in Newport Rhode Island as a child, I always wondered about the boats and their people. There was beauty in all of them. The fishing boats, the house boats, and the dinghies.
The sleek, shiny, over sized yachts didn’t and still don’t interest me.
Instead, I love boats …
that are worn and weathered
that belong together
that have red painted window panes
that wait patiently for the storm to pass
that are blue
with open windows that make me wonder what’s inside
Your mini-mission today is to capture simple beauty and share it. Be inspired today by the simple beauty of boats or the simple beauty of something right outside your front door. Search for the beauty in different. Carry a small notebook or camera and record what moves you.
In every boat that I’ve photographed, the simple beauty and the story is in the details.
a cat basking in the sun
boats that live under a bridge
a name that makes me smile, smile, smile
If you don’t see the beauty right away, take another look. Look closer, or from a different angle. Do you see it now? Make a small collage, or capture simple beauty and incorporate it into your journal or blog.
You are beautiful and once you accept and embrace that, you will find beauty everywhere. Please share what you found to be beautiful today in the comment section.
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