These words by Julia Cameron in “the Artist’s Way” describe so well what this blogg is all about. The attention to detail in all the small things which make up the environ of our lives, from minute to minute, hour to hour and day to day, finally turning into years and then a life lived.
Taking delight in all the little things which surround me and capturing those moments in my mind, on a piece of paper or with my camera. Little things that make me happy or sad, curious and/or reflective, at peace or outraged, surprised and wondrous. The meticulous measuring of ingredients to create a perfect meal, a lovely cake or a generous loaf of bread, which fills the whole house with the delightful smell of freshly baked bread.
The attention to detail when taking a photograph, to the light, the depth of field, what to include and what to exclude. Hoping to be able to convey my thoughts and feelings about the image to others, once it leaves its creator.
The exercise of attention becomes an act of meditation, stilling the mind, leaving me at peace with myself and all the world, at least for a little while and making me always want to come back for more of the same.