Here's one thing I don't like about social media: it's hard for a social girl like me to resist... and easy to become finger-itchy and quasi-addicted. Here's one thing I do like about it: it's given me an eye for the transcendent moments that occur throughout my day, moment by moment. Especially Instagram.
Instagram's made everybody into an amateur photographer - amateur but also (oddly) published. Whatever a person beholds and snaps, they can at once farm out for viewing and consumption. For me, it's made me a noticer of unfolding beauty, quiet moments of glory. Thinking about which moments I'm living are worthy of capture has made me more attuned to them. Moments worth savouring, pondering, sharing. This is at the heart of living adventure - reminding yourself to see and take in the delight and the wild as you encounter it. Seizing the beauty of everyday scenes.
Now if only I could consistently keep the balance more positive than negative... (What, you too?!)Read More