The Difference

This is part of a daily writing project in conjunction with photographer Sarah Tesar. For every day of May 2017 I will be writing a short piece inspired by Sarah’s daily photos as posted on her Instagram feed.

Photo © 2017 Sarah Tesar

https://www.flickr.com/photos/sarahtesar/

It seems amazing how one can stand out amongst so many that seem so much alike. Uniformity just seems like such a drawback.

This just speaks to an inattention to detail. Of course no two flower is exactly the same. But their similarities are, at a glance, so plentiful that it becomes hard not to argue, “What’s the difference?”

The difference is up to you. It’s on you to look deeper, to count pedals and measure height and discern richness of colour and smell. Then you can know what it means to truly connect. In all things can we find reflections of ourselves. Our tastes, our styles.

What we look for is what we are. We as individuals really are one-in-a-million. And the just-right match that we seek is just as rare, and worth the search.

So much better than just walking past the whole lot.

© 2017 Andrew Hall Writes

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