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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

Posted by savaconta on September 9, 2010
  1. 09/9/2010

    That is one of the things that I like about you….you’re attention and appreciation for the little things. Definitely a great trait to have. Incredible photos as always. My Wife has been slowly learning to use Photoshop so I’m excited for her to start playing around with some of our photos.


  2. 09/10/2010

    On the bike it does feel like the connection with the slow, small moments around us is seamless. To slow down, to focus on the minuscule, to smell a flower or feel the breeze is just part of what we do naturally while riding, which puts us into so many unique and fleeting moments of real.

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