reflection

 Image captured hand-held 9/10/11, 5:57pm • Canon 5D, Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM • 70mm, ISO 125, 1/60sec at f/8 • adjustments in Adobe Lightroom 2

Image captured hand-held 9/10/11, 5:57pm • Canon 5D, Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM • 70mm, ISO 125, 1/60sec at f/8 • adjustments in Adobe Lightroom 2

Recently, I had a conversation with one of my friends, Jackie. We got talking about writing and she told me how much she liked writing poetry—specifically Haiku.

You know, the 17-syllable mini poems in three lines with 5-7-5? Well, I promised her that for my next blog post, I'd give it a shot. Well, here goes...

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Peaceful reflection,
Profound mysteries surface,
Hopes and dreams stream forth.

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Immersed in deep thought,
I notice my reflection,
What do others see?

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Reflections mirror
only the outer layer. 
What are you hiding?

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This photo was taken at a wedding last month by a beautiful frog pond as the sun was getting lower in the sky. I noticed this little girl enjoying a moment by herself, clearly intrigued by what she saw in the water.

From across the pond, my vantage point was much different than hers, therefore causing our views—our perspectives—of what the pond looked like to be very different. I couldn't help but think about how often that happens to us in real life, too. 

I'm thankful that God sees the beauty in our lives from the broadest vantage point, but that He also cares about the simple, narrow aspects of our lives. He sees what's under the surface and loves us anyway. Pretty humbling. And cool.