Yesterday was a mothering Sunday in the UK and I too was celebrating it. One of a few gifts that I received from my lovely children was a CD, ‘The Annie Lennox Collection’, which I have wanted to have for some time now. One of the songs on this CD is:
As I was listening to it in the car, I realized that this is exactly what I have been doing for some time now. Everyday, I set out with a camera (be it my professional toy or the one in my mobile), regardless whether it is to relax or work. I know that wherever I go I will find a lot of things that are worth capturing – a thousand beautiful things and more. Life is much more interesting with an attitude of a ‘beauty hunter’!
Today I parked in the centre of Bedford and there, behind a toilet, far away from any supermarket was this lonely, abandoned trolley:
I didn’t have my camera with me, but I had my multifunctional mobile phone and so I had to, I simply had to snap a picture of that, some might say, ugly sight. As I was looking at the trolley I was thinking about the UK – there are many, many things that have been misplaced and abused here, like in any other country, but the worst thing that can happen is to go past them without any notice… pretending that they don’t exist. I have had many comments on this blog that were rather hostile in nature, simply because I dare to describe reality as I see it and my impressions may not always be positive. Yet, the most important thing is that I want to see things and I want to give them my attention and try to understand why they are the way they are. In the process of my observations I learn a lot and am blessed with countless objects, situations, sights that make my eyes and mind smile….
Everything around is worth putting in a frame… even if it’s just a piece of green field….