Struggling to Find Beauty

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fall leaves purdue memorial mall university indiana

I took this picture the other day as I was sitting on campus waiting for one of my friends to meet up with me. I was struck by the beautiful hues of the leaves on each of the trees that populated the Memorial Mall here at Purdue.  I had my camera with me, so I pulled it out to take a photo or two.  I snapped a few photos and was frustrated by my camera’s inability to capture the true color of the leaves. I tried a couple of different settings and gave up. I figured I would just photoshop what I had when I go home. (Which is what I did here).

I had a profound realization tonight thanks to this photo. There are areas of my life in which I legitimately struggle to see beauty. It’s an ugly and drab photograph at times. The colors and hues don’t come out as vividly as I would hope they would.  That’s the way life works I guess. Relationships, success, and time management, are just a few of those areas in which I have trouble witnessing beauty.  I know what I want it to look like, but when I try to take a snapshot of what they currently are, I am very disappointed. Unfortunately I can’t digitally edit my life to make it more what I want it to be.  When I realize that, I get frustrated and I feel disappointed.

I’ll admit that I don’t really no how to approach that issue. But can anyone really see beauty in everything regardless of the circumstances? In all reality, we go through seasons. Some are more positive than others. Maybe I’m just in one of those seasons of where it’s harder to see beauty.

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