The topic for each day will begin with the designated letter of the alphabet.
Today’s letter is C.
Until recently, I spent a lot of time looking down and only noticing what was a few paces beyond the front of my feet.
Because I am a worrier, my mind was cluttered with what ifs instead of focusing on what is.
Then a couple of years ago, I received a Christmas present. A camera. A Canon Power Shot SX200IS camera with a zoom lens. A 12 X optical zoom lens.
Suddenly, I was interested in what was across the pond, down the beach, up in the trees and in the sky.
I began to notice long shadows cast by a lemon yellow sun. I gazed upon drifting white cottony puffs and imagined dinosaurs and angels.
I became energized by dark gray brooding thunder clouds.
I wondered at rainbow raindrops, and sparkling aurora borealis snow flakes.
My canon not only sharpened my vision, it heightened my sense of sounds.
I now realize that all birds don’t sound alike. Their chirps and calls are as individual their plumes.
My camera encourages me to want stop to smell the roses and stay in the moment. It allows me to capture the moment so that I may savor it forever.
A few weeks ago I read that since it is now commonplace for everyone to have a camera with them at all times, people quickly want to snap a picture so that they can immediately share it with their social media congregation. For that reason, a person does not grasp or appreciate what is actually occurring.
I disagree with that theory. Or I should say personally, for me it has been quite the opposite.
Last year I got another Christmas present. A new Canon Power Shot SX40HS with 35X