Just a Bridge

 

There’s just an ordinary bridge we cross going into and out of Chicago:

 But when I really looked at it, I found that I liked its “bones.”  Also, that I liked the view of it through the shaded top of the windshield.

I like this less cropped version too:

It’s just an old, rusty bridge, but . . .

 

. . . when you look closely, there’s some beauty there.

Sometimes “the best” isn’t readily apparent — we have to really look for it. 

May we look for the best, even when it isn’t readily apparent, in people too!

9 Responses to Just a Bridge

  1. karen says:

    Wise words !!! I also think that it’s a very valuable lesson to learn in life. You can often turn a very negative situation around, by applying that way of looking at things.

    And there is beauty there in that bridge.

  2. ElleBee says:

    OK, just the fact that you can find beauty in ANYTHING about the actual drive in or out of Chicago speaks volumes. Taking SS#1 to his first White Sox game on Friday night nearly put me over the edge, as the drive (which SHOULD take about an hour, max) took a full TWO HOURS. It’s so refreshing to see someone actually finding beauty in that kind of insanity. 🙂

  3. Sandra says:

    Karen — “Beauty” truly is in the eye of the beholder, isn’t it. I know I’m really “seeing” alot more of it now that I’ve started taking photos.

    ElleBee — I can see why regular doses of Chicago traffic would become nerve racking, but it’s not nearly as stressful when we’re just making occasional trips up there!

  4. tz says:

    beautiful pictures..did you have to stop the car to take those or were you able them while driving?

    okay now that I have that out of the way, I love finding beauty in the ordinary and the functional. Thanks for sharing the pictures!

  5. chrissy says:

    Love the analogy! You are totally right when looking at things and people, to get them or it, we must take more than a glance. Sometimes it is very difficult not to turn them off in a glance, but to look deeper, but as difficult as it is, it is, NECESSARY! After all, if I have set someone off, either by my bad day, or my bad look, I want a second look, not just a glance and a snap decision!

    Love the photos of the bridge!

  6. SBW says:

    I am loving your photographs!! I decided to NaBlo for October – and what I’ll be doing is posting a photo a day on my blog (or more photos). Maybe you would be interested too?! No pressure, of course, but it’s fun looking at your photos and a month of them would be great.

    SBW

  7. Hilary says:

    Lovely analogy. You bridged the concrete with the abstract quite beautifully.

  8. Sandra says:

    tz — stop?! on a Chicago freeway, where we would probably be either killed or ticketed?! I don’t like taking pictures THAT much! 🙂 I took these with the sports action on my camera, while we were whizzing through. I am applying the rule, “Take lots of pictures to get a few good ones. ” Then when I put them in the computer it’s like a treasure hunt to find some good ones!

    SBW — Thanks for stopping by. I AM enjoying taking photographs, but I don’t think I’m going to commit to NaBlo. I admire you for doing that again, although with your wonderful photos of NY, I’m sure you won’t have any trouble coming up with a great one for each day. Good luck!

    Hilary — I love “bridged the concrete with the abstract”! How nice that an old bridge inspired such eloquence!

  9. Sandra says:

    Chrissy — You’re absolutely right. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” We all need to be given the benefit of the doubt once in a while.

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