Did you go and see American Beauty when it came out? Or have you seen it on dvd or Netflix? I don’t remember a huge amount about it, although I enjoyed it, but there was one scene which has stuck with me. This:
It’s the scene in which the male teenage protagonist is asked why he videos everything and responds thus:
You see, before I saw this I had never considered a plastic bag in the wind to be dancing; beautiful. But they really are, have you ever stopped to watch? Whenever I spot something insignificant this scene comes back to me.
Last week I was swimming behind Lila, each of her kicks sent bubbles swirling in front of me, tickling my face as they hit me. They danced frenetically, jostling with one another, the light reflecting off each one like a million dazzling faeries.
It’s those little things, the things we need to stop and notice while all the big, every day things carry on around us.