Sunday, May 18, 2008

Simple pleasures & ordinary things






I've been enjoying images from the home of Dutch blogger Something White. Simple beauty, simple pleasures, and the appreciation of ordinary things. Ordinary things seen in a new light. I look around the room I'm in, at all the objects that I just don't see anymore because I'm too busy stressing and rushing around to notice. I see three pieces of black volcanic stone that my husband brought me from the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro which he climbed last year. I see a wood and silver Greek religious icon that a good friend got me when she was on holiday there. I see a collection of poetry books that I haven't read in years. Ordinary things that are meaningful to me. As I get older, I'm starting to realise that it's the simple pleasures, and small unhurried moments that make life worth living. I'm trying to be more conscious of the present moment and to appreciate the ordinary things in my life. Why do we insist on making life so complicated?

6 comments:

Cheryl said...

Lovely photos Bronwyn! Amazing what beauty can be found all around as we zip through our days. I love the fact that you are taking the time to slow down and capture these things.

Wendren said...

Your photos are always SO gorgeous!

Fifi Flowers said...

Great photos! Love flowers!

Kelleigh said...

What gorgeous photographs! Objects of simple beauty are one of the basic pleasures of life. I love this post. May I link to it?
~Kelleigh

Lynne said...

great pics - beauty out of the ordinary! the best kind!

{this is glamorous} said...

Such lovely shots--always great to remember to take time to enjoy everyday things. And Something White looks like a great blog.