Lotus Moments

Lotus Moment: Looking Up Revisited

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Why This Is Awesome: One of my first lotus moments here on the blog was of a ceiling fan in a local coffeehouse in my hometown of Indianapolis. I went there to read, write and people watch -- you know, the typical coffeehouse behavior -- but in the process, my mind wondered as my eyes wandered and I ended up sitting back and taking in the details of the space. Then, I looked up, saw artistry in the simple and ordinary, and just ... relaxed.

Fast forward six years later, on an early February evening in the Ironbound district of my new city, and I find myself doing the same. This time waiting for an event to start at one of my favorite coffeehouses/restaurants, the Blueprint Cafe Lounge, I allowed my mind to wonder as my eyes wandered. Then, in a moment of patient repose, I looked up and saw what I captured in the image above. It, too, simple and ordinary. And I smiled.

I think it's important to grow and change as life takes us on its wayward journey. At the same time, it's nice to see that some things never change.

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