Monday, January 04, 2016

in your eyes: sunset

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I am excited to be participating in the Think Kit project again this year.Today's Prompt: In Your Eyes. Share a photo or paint us a picture with words. Show us something from your year through your eyes. Did you see something that took your breath away? Or maybe you just couldn't look away?

I set my alarm to wake up an hour early this morning in anticipation of writing today's blog. Then I read the prompt and drew a blank. I stared at the screen while I drank my cup of tea and eventually went to work. 

I thought about it all day and started feeling like a jerk. I'd heard and read things that took my breath away be nothing was bubbling to the top of my mind that I'd seen. 

Was I such an unfeeling dolt that nothing moves me? 

I suspect it is the opposite, I get to see so many good and generous things each day, I've gotten a little numb. 

As I walked to my car, feeling lousy for failing to stop and smell the visual roses and remembered this sunset from last month. 

I love this view of downtown Indianapolis at sunset, after a rainstorm. I pulled over to snap some photographs and soaked it all in. As I was standing in the mist, at the side of a busy street, I felt a big wave of gratitude for our city and my little corner of it wash over me. 

Here's to 2016 and stopping more often to soak in those breath-taking moments and feel the wave of awesomeness. 

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