Every day we walk in beauty. If we only remembered from time to time to look up and notice this crazy gorgeous blue marble. It is not what you look at that matters, it is what you see, said the naturalist Henry David Thoreau. I wonder how many passers by did notice the wonderful cherry trees in bloom by the botanical gardens in Gothenburg? Or the tulips planted one by one in long zig-zagging rows? Or the bird’s nest hanging on a branch right over the busy Kungsportsavenyn street?
Looking is ignorance in disguise. Seeing is mindfulness, concentration, and a non-stop learning experience.
(Gothenburg, Sweden; April 2014)