by Patricia Feager 6/10/18
Problems are to the mind
what exercise is to the muscles,
they toughen and make strong
- Norman Vincent Pearl -
An optimist is the human
personification of spring
- Susan J. Bissonette -
One spring morning a magnolia bloomed on a tree at the Dallas Arboretum. I saw it in plain sight but it's leaves were not perfect; yet it courted beauty, and so I took its photograph because I saw something aesthetically pleasing.
The blossoming magnolia flower graced the tree and made me smile and I forgot all about the damaged leaves that at first glace caught my attention.
So I took my camera home and looked at the photographs, a hundred, perhaps or more. But it was this photo of the magnolia that stole my heart and so I began to see if I could reveal something else, perhaps a creative way to mix and match without changing the blossom at all.
This led me to believe all people edit what they don't want to see and change the results to fit to their liking. As a real estate agent I see it all the time. While some focus on the beauty, others are distracted by the flaw, a defect, something that doesn't make it just quite perfect. But who are we to decide what is really perfect? What if, the only perfect thing in the world wasn't perfect at all?
Photo journal of a woman who is passionate about selling real estate both beauties and flaws.