The theme for this week’s photo challenge is (extra)ordinary, as it refers to the act of finding meaning in mundane, simple things.
It might seem like a hard theme (or not…just me?), but the moment you start to consciously look around you and appreciate the little things, everything suddenly has a value in your eyes. Yes, cheesy and maybe even cliché, but not everybody is aware of that. We are so caught up with our daily routine, surrounded by noise and problems, that we forget to live and appreciate how far we have come and all the things we have going for us. We might even forget to appreciate the simple yet commonly ignored fact that we are alive.
“Enough with the cheesiness!” the crowd yelled.
I know, I know. But you can’t say I’m wrong about that. When was the last time you went out for a walk or a bike ride after a long, hard week and found yourself with a stupid smile stamped across your face for no specific reason, other than the fact that you are there, in the moment? In times like this, where millions of people are experiencing hardship around the world, it is always good to remind yourself that you are not one of them and appreciate every little thing you have going on for yourself, for as selfish and insensitive as that might sound.
But enough with the melodramatic, millennial talk. Back to the theme for the photo challenge. Here are a few shots from scenes that although might have seemed simple and mundane, they sure had something to communicate.
The daily job and team work of fishermen that bring their boats back in the water after getting them fixed…
The sunrise light showering a resting butterfly on top of an ancient, historical site.
The smile of a farmer that has been working at the same urban farm for more than 20 years.
All things have some worth to them. You just need to look a little closer