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the big picture ~ #330daysofbiking, Day 149

It’s all a matter of perspective, sometimes.  How often do we heard someone say, “Don’t get bogged down in the small stuff, the little details – remember the big picture.”  Good advice in many circumstances, yet sometimes the beauty is in the detail, the small stuff.

I love the perspective that riding a bike gives me.  The wide open space, the big picture, the chance to open my mind and let go.  But at the same time, I also love the distraction of the small details – the fact that the flowers on the side of the road are defined to my eye, down to the petals, and not just a blur of yellow (or blue or red).  I can notice the grashopper crossing the road, avoid the wooly caterpillar slinking along the shoulder.   I like being absorbed in the detail, the small stuff … even when the big picture surrounds me.

Sometimes you can’t fully appreciate the big picture without first seeing the little ones.

grasshopper crossing ~ #330daysofbiking, Day 149

the stuff that makes me sneeze ~ #330daysofbiking, Day 149