|Brilliance amid the grey|
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That doesn't mean it isn't there, though. You just have to look a little bit harder, pause a bit as you take in the broad, dull landscape. After a few minutes, if you let yourself see things just so, you might begin to see bits of life hidden in plain sight. I hope you'll give it a try next time you're out and about.
On this frighteningly cold winter's day, I was at the park with two of our kids. Debbie was in Montreal, doing the things good adult kids need to do when parents get sick. It was a "before" day (see here and here for more), yet I suspect even the kids knew there was far more to it than any of us let on.
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As it was I had Debbie's camera with me (shh, don't tell her) because it has this really neat, really long zoom lens. I don't often rely on focal length, but given how wide open this place was, I soon found myself using the camera's reach to bring faraway things closer.
In the end, it was the red leaves that grabbed me. I'll never again doubt winter's ability to deliver some unexpected brilliance. And I'll never again assume the color isn't there just because I don't immediately see it. Some things just take a little more time to appreciate.
Your turn: Take a look - around you, at your life, wherever - and let us know where you find unexpected color.