I’ve been a lot more upset by the second wave of the Pandemic than by the first one, so to help myself, I created The Inventory Of Beauty in the World.
It’s a list. Every day, all day long, I look for the most beautiful thing I see that day. Sometimes it’s obvious, (the sun shining on the head of a pileated woodpecker), some days like today are snowy and gray and it’s harder to find beauty, but there’s always something. I keep several contenders in mind and at the end of the day I make a choice.
And like I told my friend, it’s not the beautiful thing that’s the thing; the thing is the looking, the daily search for beauty. It helps.