This past week I took my memory card in to have an archive copy of my photos made. As I was choosing pictures for the archive CD I came across this photo that I took early this summer. I loved the little button mushrooms growing in some moss under the trees.
The photo wasn’t anything special just one that I had taken walking around my yard this past summer. I was trying to capture some pictures of the many mushrooms that had grown in various places, sizes and colors in our yard.
When I focused in on the mushrooms I failed to notice what else was present in the picture. Do you see it? You might have to stand on your head to see it or just take time to notice something from a different perspective. I loved learning about perspective in my art classes in high school and college. The same thing can look entirely different depending where you are standing.
As the holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas approach sometimes a change in perspective is what we need. When we focus on one thing as I did on the mushrooms we miss out on other things like the heart-shaped shadow in the picture. I’d rather focus on the love of others during the holidays and what they have to bring to enrich our lives than the fungi that is present and growing in all of our lives.
It will take a new perspective on my part to keep my priorities in place. I may have to stand on my head to see things differently this season but it will be well worth it.