Updated: Mar 29, 2019
You know when you've got a lot going on, and you feel a little frantic, maybe overwhelmed, and all your time seems sucked up by too many things you feel you have to do instead of what you want to do? Maybe your mind is whirling with worries or hypnotized by social media, so you don't notice the abundance of joy all around, all the time. Well, the following images remind me of the types of things we can miss when we forget to make the time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenery. After all, it's in this space of reflection and wonder that magic happens - when we dial down the chatter and make room for the mind to wander - allowing the spark, the insight, or creative solution to wander in.
In plain sight
Palm trees? Take another look. In California, you will see the occasional cell tower disguised as a palm tree, like the two on the right. I like that they do that. Let's face it, cell towers aren't pretty, except to cell tower owners and designers, so why not make them blend? Point is, you may not have noticed before and, now, it makes you wonder what other cool things are out there just waiting for you to discover.
Basket weave bridge
Officially, it's called the Gold Line Bridge and is part of a rail transit system in Southern California on Highway 210 near Pasadena. Andrew Leicester, award-winning public artist, envisioned the bridge as a reflection of the community, past and present. His design was inspired by the oversized architectural landmarks and roadside attractions on Route 66, as well as local indigenous peoples and wildlife. The pattern on the bridge's underbelly resembles that of the Western Diamondback snake. You can read more about it here. I love the creativity and the wow! factor... and the gift to commuters, reminding them that their dreams are just as possible to manifest.
In love and light,