It is the obvious which is so difficult to see most of the time. People say "It's as plain as the nose on your face." But how much of the nose on your face can you see, unless someone holds a mirror up for you?"
This morning I decided instead of painting I would do a quick drawing of three pears sitting on a mirror. I have been busy taking a drawing class online and yesterday's lecture was on perspective. The professor's assignment was to find a long hall with several doors on either side and using several measuring techniques draw what can be seen keeping in mind all the tricks of getting the proper perspective. I don't want to be an architect so I decided to draw three pears sitting on a mirror. Naturally, my mind wandered away from the perspective of the pears to how to achieve the proper perspective on how to live one's life. I came up with three concrete facts that seem to be hard and fast rules of achieving a happy and productive life. Number one: We are each surrounded by an infinite number of ways to spend our time. Number two: We are not given an infinite amount of time to examine these opportunities. Number three: Stop thinking about Number one and Number two, realize how blessed we are and embrace each day as the gift it is.