Architect…

as a verb.

DSC_1817-Edit-2It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam.This crisp winter air is full of it.

John Burroughs

I watched an inspiring speech by Mathew McConaughey this week, thank you LH for posting it, that talked about being the architects of our own lives. To not do the things that put our souls in jeopardy. To find out who we are not in order to then learn who we are.

Timing…sometimes that’s the critical element that allows a message to really sink in and for me the timing was right to hear words about simplifying my life.

Every time I pick up a camera I choose very deliberately what will be within that framework so why then is it so difficult to use that same process in life?

We are each as individual as the snowflake pictured above. We each value and follow different paths in search of that which brings happiness and contentment. If we were to compare those snapshots of our lives each would look entirely different.

Following along the lines of last week’s blog post of a self-portrait, I am going to spend more time treating my life as a photograph, carefully framing its elements, removing those that no longer suit, and filling it with those things that feed my soul.

Architect as a verb…that works for me.

2 thoughts on “Architect…”

  1. Wise words as usual perhaps not so easy to do. Certainly we should all be more aware of what we are doing with our lives. On Nov 18, 2018 9:33 AM, “it’s (almost always) about the water…” wrote:

    > sherylrgarrison posted: “as a verb. It is the life of the crystal, the > architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam.This > crisp winter air is full of it. John Burroughs I watched an inspiring > speech by Mathew McConaughey this week, thank you LH for pos” >

  2. Ooh, I like that way of looking at things (our photography echoing our life choices and vice versa) – yes! Gorgeous image, Sheryl xxx

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