Friday, 15 August 2014

New eyes. New perspective

The thing I loved about New Zealand is that you could look at the same view again and again and it would always look different. Never the same.

The way the light reflected off the snow capped mountains that one morning.

The way the airport's hustle and bustle shone upon the lake at night.

The way one day would shine orange and the next a calm blue.

The same view, always different.

Perhaps that is how I need to start looking at the world. I see the same things day after day but more often than not I look at them with the same eyes as the day before. I fail to notice the little changes in the day around me. I forget that things may in fact be changing but my mind, which has remained in the past, has made me blind.

Just because that hurdle was tough yesterday does not mean it has to be tough tomorrow.

Just because my hair is brown today does not mean it cant be red next week.

Just because I see Stephens face so often should not mean that it is less attractive to me.

I shouldn't need a beautiful sun to show me that the situations I face day to day can always look new and different. All I need is to wake up every day with new eyes and a new perspective.

23 comments:

  1. Love, love, love. ♥ These photos are beautiful and the meaning behind the set is even more beautiful.

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  2. I love these photos, especially the second one. I can't wait to see the rest of your photos.

    You make very valid points! Although it would definitely be easier to look at my life with new perspectives if my life were as beautiful as New Zealand, hahaha (not saying my life isn't beautiful, but I'm not sure if anything can be as beautiful as New Zealand).

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    1. Haha, I wish my life looked like New Zealand too. Things would be much easier :)

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  3. Samantha, wow... I honestly love coming to your blog because I always come away so inspired by your thoughts and ponderings. This is truly a beautiful piece, and something I definitely want to spend time thinking about because it's so important and relevant. New Zealand too, whoa..so gorgeous. Those photographs are stunning.

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  4. I have lived in the same area most of my life and I try on a daily basis to see the world around me differently. Whether that means eating at a hole in the wall restaurant or taking the unbeaten path. Pushing myself outside of my comfort zone has really helped too. I have come across some of my favourite places this way! Each day is a new day and with it should come a new perspective.

    P.s. Beautiful photos as always! The third is my favourite. I have a bit of a sweet spot for orange :)

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    1. I love your outlook on life! I think it's important to always find the unfamiliar in the familiar

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  5. Whoa, I didn't realize these photos were of the same mountain! Awesome. And true. We need to see beauty wherever we may live.

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  6. This is such a beautiful perspective. Thank you so much for sharing this. I think I needed to be reminded of that.

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  7. love love love - the pictures, the words. what a great post. xo

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  8. Such beautiful photos! I absolutely love the first one. It's amazing how much a view can change based on the time of day and weather.
    Have a lovely weekend!
    xo April Everyday

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  9. just blog stalked you haha. i love your photography soooo much. where are you located?! please say somewhere close to utah?? i need you to take my anniversary pictures. also, supa jealous you went to new zealand. i hear there is nothing poisonous there? sounds like a dream.
    xoxo
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    the little diary

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  10. This is such a great idea. I love how it looks different every time. That means it's exciting every time! :)

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  11. Lovely photos and amazingly lovely words, too. I struggle so often seeing the world with yesterday's eyes. I see myself as the same girl I was years ago. I see people who have hurt me as the same hurtful/dangerous people. I see the trees outside my window as the same trees that have stood there for as long as I can remember.

    And while it's good to see things from the past, like you said, we also need to refresh our eyes and open them up to the beauty in the ordinary. Thank you for that reminder!

    Also, I LOVE that you took so many photos from the same(?) location. That is such an awesome idea that produced some amazing shots!

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  12. lovely :) Such nice sentiments and I love you took the same photo in all the different lights perfect illustration for your words!

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  13. Oh my word what a beautiful set of photos.... second from the top is mindblowing. It actually took me several photos before I realised it was indeed the same place.... Stunning. And so very, very true. Sometimes we need to pull ourselves out of whatever lens we're viewing our lives and the world from and take another look in order to see how rich and full it can be. x

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  14. Those look like paintings. Real art.

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  15. Whoaaaa. All these photos look incredible, and you write so beautifully.

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  16. This post gave a lot of food for thought. Enlightening, thank you :)

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  17. Really beautiful, so true & each of these views is incredibly different!

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  18. I love this! I forget to look at how the things that are the same each day look differently too. And what a great set of photos to back up your point! The one at night is breathtaking.

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  19. Your pictures are wanting me to hurry up and get my passport sorted, and just hop on a plane to some place, and snap away to my hearts content.
    I love it.

    http://www.megsiobhan.co.vu/

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  20. goodness these are gorgeous! think my fave is the night view second photo but they're all so breathtaking <3

    safah | ink stained lungs

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