Thank you Liz for your invitation
to describe my thoughts about beauty!
When I fell in deep depression
I lost my sense of beauty.
I looked in the sky above
and all that I saw
were clouds, colours and light.
But I couldn’t feel any joy.
In the night I saw thousands of stars
glittered over the sleeping city.
But they did not impress me.
My heart remained cold.
Day to day, another piece of vitality
was torn from me
until only a desolate soul remained behind.
Burnt and without life.
Any colour disappeared
and my world turned into grey.
I went in my sleeping room,
closed the window blinds,
unable to have a connection to my feelings.
In the end I lost all
even my tears.
What is beauty?
It is not enough to know what is beautiful.
You must be able to feel it.
Without emotion beauty does not touch you
and remains an empty shell.
It’s like a bird who can’t fly.
On my long way to get well again,
nature was for me the strongest source of force.
Since I was a child,
I have fallen in love with the diversity of nature.
And I had the hope that this love
was still deep inside me.
The indescribable wealth of our home planet
led me back to the wonderful life I have today.
And my camera was my leader
to rediscover our beautiful world.
What do you feel when you see the different colours and shapes?
Do you follow the invitation to explore the little things?
And are you willing to lose yourself in the vastness of landscapes?
Do you enjoy watching our different roommates?
Is beauty for you only what you see or also that which you can create?
Where is beauty?
Beauty is wherever you are ready to look
and wherever you want to create something new.
It depends on you!
You can find it
where you allow your feelings
to follow your heart.
All we have to do is
fight for the diversity of our home planet,
because species poverty and emotional alienation
are the enemies of beauty and liveliness.
Thank you für your time!
I know these were lots of pictures, but I could not resist.
I hope you enjoyed my thoughts about what and where beauty is!
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Images and Text © Simone Foedrowitz. All Rights Reserved.
Scenic landscape photo locations:
- burnt tree landscape: La Palma, Canary Islands
- solitary bird in pink-tinged landscape: Artist’s Palette, Wai-O-Tapu, New Zealand
- geothermal landscape: White Island, New Zealand
- lake with mirror reflection: Lake Matheson, New Zealand
- grassy dunes: Green hills on the way to Wharariki Beach, New Zealand
- beach, wave and tidal flow: Baltic Sea, Peninsula Fischland-Darss-Zingst , Germany
- bottom photo: Lake Matheson, New Zealand