Up close

Soda can close-upSometimes it’s worth looking closer. I love detail. This photo is a close-up from a soda can that had been run over a thousand times. Though this can had been destroyed, I kind of see it as a work of art. The pressure this can endured resulted in an almost paper-thin bit of aluminum. Drivers had no idea they would bring me pleasure just by driving to work. Even the person who threw it out their window ended up bringing me a small bit of joy.

I hope that today brings you joy through what may have been destroyed. There’s an upside to almost everything.


4 Replies to “Up close”

  1. Personally, I’ve always found much more joy in little detailed closeups than in big beautiful landscapes. Shapes and patterns are so much more interesting to me. I think it’s because it makes me realize how artistic God was in creating the things and creatures of the earth. He took such care to make the smallest details beautiful, and most of the time we barely notice them, or can’t even see them without special equipment. There can be beauty in the ugliest places!

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