To see a World in a Grain of Sand,

And a Heaven in a wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand,
And Eternity in an hour.

~William Blake, “Auguries of Innocence,” 1810

Gaining perspective is an interesting thing. I have been working hard lately to look at things from the right perspective, or from someone else’s point of view. I have talked about all the changes happening in my life right now, but I didn’t mention how I thought the others affected by those changes felt. I have been selfish; thinking of only how “I” was affected.

Today started out innocently enough for me. I went on a photo-taking expedition (Is it really an expedition if you don’t go more than two hours away from home?). I was enjoying my day, wandering in and out of the beautiful water of the Umatilla River. At one point, I noticed these beautiful daisies on the bank of the river, and I HAD to get a picture of them. After the picture, I just kind of laid down in the sun and rested. A strong gust of wind blew the daisies and they caught my eye from a new perspective.

I am looking at life from a new perspective. It took small, wild daisies to remind me that just because I’m looking at the underneath of something doesn’t mean its ugly or unpleasant. It very well may be surprisingly enchanting.

I thoroughly enjoyed the view from below today ~ the sky was gorgeous, the weather was warm, and I am content with my new perspective!

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
~Marcel Proust

Here’s to a new week, new perspectives, and new eyes!