Sunday, March 11, 2007
A tree awaits spring
London, Ontario, March 2007 [Click to enlarge]
When I was a kid, I often bumped into things because I was so busy looking up while I walked. I was so enthralled with the world above me that I often failed to pay attention to the things immediately in front of me. So I fell down a lot.
I was always short for my age, so it's not like I had far to fall. Injuries to my pride notwithstanding, I learned to appreciate what was up there, beyond my reach. When I got old enough to go into the big city by myself, I'd see legions of people, all focused on maintaining a set distance from the people in front of them, all with their heads down, never looking up.
They didn't fall or bump into anything. But along the way, they missed sights like these.
Your turn: Looking beyond the immediate, what do you see?