Things not always the way they appear

Listening to a group discussion Saturday morning, I could not turn away from the view out the old windows of the building.

I was focusing on the red tile roof. I realized that I had viewed these roofs often from a car window and from the ground…from afar. I liked the way these roofs looked from a distance but I had never really thought about what they might look like from a birds perspective.

I noticed, this morning, that this tile roof was not perfect aesthetically. I wanted to crawl out that window and even up the layers…the more my critical eye judged this roof the more discontented I felt because I was comparing this roof to what I knew of shingled roofs. I wondered how this disheveled tile roof could actually do its job and protect the inner building from water leaks.

….And then I wanted to take a picture of this very unique view. I had begun to appreciate the beauty and nonconformity…this work of art made from the clay of the earth. The ugliness or beauty of the roof was how I chose to see it.

Until next time…

2 thoughts on “Things not always the way they appear

  1. Look up wabi-sabi. You might relate to it. It is an aesthetic based on imperfection. I find it fascinating.

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