Lately I’ve been seeing amazing things like this on a fairly regular basis. Maybe it’s the stop-and-smell-the-roses pace my life has shifted into, or the realization from my dad’s stroke that life is a really a cold, random string of events, and if you’re not enjoying peace and harmony now, it’ll soon be gone and replaced by unpredictable unpleasantness. If you just take a look around, there are beautiful things, beautiful places, and beautiful people in everyday life. I’ve got to keep reminding myself to take my pocket-sized camera with me everywhere, regardless of how I might appear as a socially maladjusted photo geek (are there any other kind of photo geeks?).