Let’s face it, celery is an unappreciated vegetable. A little goes a long way for me. Still, I grow several plants in containers on the deck where it’s convenient to harvest, but mostly to discourage slugs.
But this year’s celery crop was a culinary failure though. The flavor was so strong and bitter, I didn’t dare chance making soup with it. But instead of cutting it down in favor of say, spinach, I let it grow into its natural form. At that point, I pretty much ignored it.
Then, one misty morning, I looked out the kitchen window. Each celery stalk, topped with flowers, was bespeckled with dew. Droplets of water that sparkled like diamonds.
I set the paring knife down and grabbed my camera gear. I ignored the lazy thought, “Oh, I’ll shoot it tomorrow” and headed outside.
Returning to my kitchen chores, I thought about something a fellow photographer shared with me this summer. In essence:
If, when you go out to take pictures, you have narrow expectations or you’re restless in the head, then you’ll miss the gifts that the Universe is sending you.
I think this is true in anything we attempt in life, don’t you think?
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