Paying Attention…

Sep 10, 2009

I pass this fire hydrant a lot. It’s on the sidewalk near Orange Grove Park. You might just walk right by and never notice the Tiffany box blue top, flecked with rust and age (and stories, no doubt, because all old things have stories) and even if you noticed, you might not really look at it because, after all, who stops to look at fire hydrants?

Well, I guess I do.

And I’m glad, too, because isn’t it grand? It’s nice to come across a perfect rose or a spectacular sunset. Sure, those beautiful things delight … but they don’t necessarily surprise. I think it’s much more cool when something ordinary sneaks up on you with a loveliness you never expected.

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