At times it feels like there is way too much ugliness in the world. War, famine, death, destruction, economic turmoil…sometimes it seems hard to focus on seeing anything beautiful.
But beauty can be glimpsed within all kinds of moments – either shared or witnessed. All you need to do is open your eyes and focus on seeing the beauty that surrounds you.
The old woman who shines whilst sharing the memoirs of her and her husband, who is now just a memory.
The little baby looking up in awe at the strange world around them.
The pregnant woman, who in all her glory, emits a sense of strength and pride.
The old man revelling at the sight of his grandchildren growing and exploring the world.
The teenage boy showing such pride over his ‘new’ car, brought with his own savings.
The grown man, moved to tears at his younger sisters wedding – and then embracing his grandmother in his arms during the dance.
Your Grandad holding your Gran’s hand tenderly as they walk through the crowded shopping centre, after 50 years of marriage.
That sparkle in the eye, those moments of joy, that feeling of warmth that encompasses your body, smiles – and possibly laughter.
It is when people are truly at one with the moment that beauty shows itself.