Vis-à-vis. Seeing to see. It’s a responsibility to share what one finds. Laughter, beauty, awkwardness, growth – the awareness of pressing the shutter button or drawing a simple picture, witnessing the tragic or bringing irony to bear on ridiculous, all of these and more transpire from the same internal well. I want to think that the sharing brings it closer to mutual understanding – a richer empathy. I can’t not do it. Sharing, that is. Whether it’s wine or literature, places or people, music or images – it’s a deeper, more tactile experience to bring others’ eyes, ears or palates to the same place – and jump in together, as a community even when it’s a community of two.
From there, beauty can stare back at us.
What I want for you is that the beauty in the world always find you admiring it.
And fearless to reflect it.