See Everything by Looking for Nothing

This life lesson started out with a lost lens cap.

It fell out of my pocket in the woods.

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So if I don’t find it soon, it will be covered with leaves.

There are no paths in my woods.

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I meander around without much notice of my location.

These are my woods. I can’t get lost, but a lens cap can.

I felt obliged to go look for it. It would be easier to find a needle in a haystack.

I took my camera, as usual.

I was looking for a round, dark, man-made object.

Here are my pictures from the search.

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Round, dark, man-made objects.  Blah!

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Today, I went into my woods looking for nothing.

I found everything!

Moss, mushrooms, fairy houses, lichens…

and (NO LIE) the lens cap.

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Open mind… Open eyes…

See everything while looking for nothing.

Go with the FLOW.

Lean down and Look

There are tiny treasures all around you,

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but you can’t see them if you are stiff-necked and straight-backed.

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You have to get closer.

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You are high-up and they are lowly.

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If you can’t bend, you will miss them.

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Lean in to look at the little jewels.

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You wouldn’t hold a diamond out to examine it.

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Tiny does not mean insignificant,

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nor does big mean important.

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Beauty trumps size.

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Look closer.

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You are missing things up there.

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