In a rush I filled my tote with everything that was on the passenger’s seat and went to the boot for my suitcase. To my dismay the effort to save time was disastrous. I unclipped my water bottle and flooded my favourite camera, the Nikon P600. I was devastated! The camera is ruined.
The next morning I felt lost. I felt I had ended a long relationship. I reached for a chocolate and ate it for breakfast. I texted my daughter who thought my coping strategy was hilarious and she tried to comfort me. “Just think … you’ll buy another one … and it will be fun … and you’ll realise you love it even more”. She was right. I went out and bought a Nikon P900. I’m loving it!
The new camera is helping me to practice mindfulness. Helping me to consider life through a new lens.
Mindfulness is a difficult concept to understand and even more difficult to practice. But to my delight I found this morning … it helps clear the mind and things come into focus more sharply. In that quiet stillness, in the heightened intimacy of the space shared between me and my Creator, I stared at my screen saver and noticed the mosquito on the blue lupin. I wonder if it is visible to you too?
Savouring the exquisiteness of the ordinary is a new delight. There are many more to come, I’m sure.
Until next time
a dawn bird
2 thoughts on “Through a new lens …”
Poor you! But I suspect the mosquito might not have been found by the previous camera!
I look forward to the next round of images.
The other camera was excellent for distance. The new one is heavier but more stable. The first pic is one of the last ones with the old camera.
More pics to come!
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