Thursday, January 7, 2010

7/365 Layers


I love the way all of the layers on the pine cone come together so that you get this simple object. The cone represents people in a way... All of the different layers of our personality work together to make us the one unique being we show to the world each day. Each of us is multi-layered. Far too few of us expose all of the layers the way the cone does. Far too often I will judge based on what I see and I won't bother to go any deeper.

This year, I'm living with purpose. It sounds like a cliche, but I've never lived on purpose before! I'll be peeling back the layers in all of my relationships while also getting to know me a little better. I'm looking forward to living a deeper, richer life.

When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.
--William Arthur Ward


Caroline said...

What a perfect metaphor. I think you will find this year to be very meaningful...

Beautiful photograph!

Lanna said...

I really like this photo but more than that your comments. You always inspire me. I'm glad to be back at the blogging thing. It sure takes time, but worth it I think!