As I was reading in Simple Abundance this morning (yes, there’s that book again!), I was struck by the concept of the habit of being. As opposed to the habit of doing, constant movement on the “to do” list, or the habit of brooding, focusing on the past or the future. The habit of being, just existing in the moment. Such a simple concept, yet one I am constantly re-learning. I keep turning back to this idea of late – of being in the moment, conscious of the now. There must be something to that.
So this morning, this image from our Bath hotel room jumped out at me. Seeing the beauty of light and dark, the monochromatic composition that presented itself. No other reason to take this photo, than to capture an observation of the moment. And yet, it pleases me. Brings me some peace and stillness, even now. My eyes wander over the details brought out by the light and the shadows. Marvel at the beauty of the simplicity and the artfulness of the composition that the designer created in this space.
A reminder that along with the habit of being, you gain the habit of seeing. A good habit to have, as an artist.