It's been a long time since I participated, but today I'm linking back up with some lovely ladies over at The Gypsy Mama. Each Friday is a Five Minute Friday where you are given a prompt and must only write for five minutes. For the perfectionist in me, this is a challenge. But, challenges can be good and can help us grow.
Today's prompt is Beyond...
This weekend I went to the park with my family and another family that we’re friends with.
A beautiful butterfly passed by and I tried to quickly capture a glimpse of the beauty with the eye of my camera.
This is what I captured.
|I've titled this A Beautiful Blur.|
To my perfectionist personality this at first was disappointing and I almost deleted it. But, then I looked beyond the seemingly messiness, I looked beyond what I often think makes a good picture, and I glimpsed the beauty. There is something oddly beautiful about this blurred picture.
Is it the way the tree almost looks like a painting?
Is it the imperfection?
I don’t know, but this perfectionist is seeing beauty in a “mistake”! Gasp!
Beauty in the messy! Yes, beauty in the blurred and messy.
My life is much the same. Blurred and messy seemingly. And lately I’ve had troubled looking beyond my circumstances and health issues at the beauty.
But, just like with that picture, today I look beyond the seemingly mistakes of my health issues.
Today I go beyond myself and trust that there is a reason this is being allowed.
Can you look beyond at the beauty of the picture?
Can you look beyond circumstances and see that beauty too?