“Look closely. The beautiful may be small.” – Immanuel Kant
Sometimes I choose the photo, and find a quote to go with it. Sometimes I choose the quote and look for a photo. This is one of the times I chose the photo first. It wasn’t easy to choose the quote for it.
When I first considered this quote in connection with the photo, I thought, “The beautiful may be ugly, too.” I can appreciate why so many people are fascinated by dragonflies, but I can’t look at this photo and see pure loveliness. The wings are striking, but those eyes…
The stillness of the insect was beautiful, though, and the memory of how it didn’t fly away as I took photo after photo. The cool serenity of the evening when I was taking the picture was beautiful too; that wonderful glare-free light that bathes everything just before dark settles in. It all comes back to me when I look at this shot.
Today you will be surrounded by small glimpses of beauty; moments and memories that are easily missed. Look closely!