Others seemed mystified when I asked for their thoughts on general attitudes and actions that lead to a fulfilling life: “You mean, like, don’t drink and drive? Or something that sounds wiser, maybe, like a rolling stone gathers no moss?”
Finally, like the Little Red Hen, I created the categories on Aunt Beulah’s home page all by myself and clucked with satisfaction.
We can notice.
Interesting, unusual, and appealing sights surround us in large and small ways wherever we are. When we encounter such a scene, we will enrich our lives if we study it, savor it, store it away for future musings. Thus Aunt Beulah’s new category: Notice the beauty of your world.
When I walk through my neighborhood, I regularly pass a well-used family sedan parked on the street: a nondescript car with nothing special to recommend it, until a rain-soaked, muddy morning when I found it transformed.
Some strands consisted of lacy speckles, aligned and raised as if stippled atop the car’s surface. Others had a hazy dreaminess: smudged and fading from sight in the whirls of dust and dirt that were the car’s more typical adornment.
I admired the artist’s tantalizing trails of symmetrical spots and smiled as I imagined the owner of the vehicle discovering them: a person, running late for work, who would greet his or her decorated car with either a fond smile and chuckle or an irritated mutter, “damned cat,” depending on the animal’s address.
What beauty have you noticed in your world of late?
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