Simply Sunday is a meme held by Chiara @ Books for a Delicate Eternity. This is where we can share our favourite quotes of the week!
This week, my simply thing is:
Ah I love this quote! I like the idea of something being beautiful when you really look. Beuty can be found in anything, it’s all in how you perceive it. I personally think this is what writers are best at.
For example; I know the garden here outside my window looks pretty boring. Plane wooden fence, dry, dead grass. Tree’s still in pot plants. Hot sun. Paint peeling off the patio.
But if I really look, I can see a frangipani flower just coming into bloom. See the old stone, antique pot plant holding up the youngest tree we own. I can see the rustic looking stone path, leading up to the homey looking door with a stalk pictured on the stained glass window.
It’s all about perception: some people may see snow and think “Brr, Cold. Wet. Yuck” Other’s may think, “Beautiful, white and clean” or even “Fun, sledding, skiing, snow fights” OR “Warm fires, hot chocolate, cuddles”. It’s all perception, experience and attitude.
This doesn’t just go for scenery though, this same idea can go for people, places, events and items. I don’t believe anything cannot look beautiful.
Except for maybe cane toads :S. Disgusting things.
What do you think of my quote? Do you think beauty can be found in anything? Do you think authors are good at making anything beautiful? What about in Before I Fall?