My friend’s face holds a wide grin as she slips into the seat across the table from me and I know she’s happy.
The ocean stretches beyond the horizon and I recognize God is big and I am small.
The peaches are finally the color of a sunset and I can tell that summer is in full swing.
This world is always speaking, speaking, speaking to us through our eyes.
I ignored this for a long time. I’m a word girl and I used to think that to have a message you needed, well, words. But I’m learning the language of sight. What beauty can say. What ugly can portray. How the ordinary can shout and the extraordinary can whisper.
I’m the girl who stands in the picture frame aisle at Target and hyperventilates. I’m the one who doesn’t really understand the color wheel. I’m that friend who misses a lot of what’s around her because she’s seeing what’s inside her own head (or writing a blog post about it) instead.
But the last few years I’ve started to change. Because I’ve realized it’s not so much about what I’m seeing but about what it’s saying. About the people I love. The God I serve. The life I want to lead.
Maybe seeing isn’t believing.
But part of believing is seeing.
So I’m going to keep my eyes wide open…and my heart the same way.
Are you “visual”? How does what you see speak to you?
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