Monday, April 11, 2011

Monday Sanctuary: Look Up!

***Image snatched from trocker at DeviantArt***

Look up. Literally.

Have you ever noticed how changing the perspective you normally use to view the world can change your whole attitude?  The other day, while my daughter was on the playground, I leaned back on the park bench and gazed up through the tree leaves toward the sky.
The change in perspective was serene and peaceful.  Why don't I stop and look up more often?  The world above our heads is amazing.  And inspiring.  Especially for writers.

Aren't we always hearing we need fresh metaphors? To avoid cliches and find a new way to describe what's around us?  Maybe all it takes to think of a different way to describe something is to look at it from a different perspective.

If you have a little sanctuary time today, I challenge you to look up and see if you aren't inspired.


  1. Bonus Thought: As my illustrious mother would say - If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

  2. Awesome. :) I'm going to have to take a trip outside to do just that. I'm hoping it's not just rain clouds. :)

  3. I do this both in my writing and in my photography. :D

  4. If the weather behaves today I'll have to take my kiddies to the park! Look up . . . such a simple action, but how often do we really do it?

  5. What a lovely idea :D And so true! When I do remember to look up, I'm almost always captivated by the sky or the trees or...something else and then I have to force myself to stop lol.

  6. I love this! Great post. I guess it's true what they say: Most people forget about the fifth wall in the room--the ceiling. lol

  7. A new perspective is always enlivening. I sometimes bend over and look at something past my knees. The sky is gravity bound and the earth floats above.

    Lovely post.

  8. Those images are beautiful! And I love looking up - I've got a bit of a sky/cloud fixation.


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