When I was teaching music, as my students reached about 9-10 years, I'd occasionally play a music selection for them to help them listen more carefully. I'd have them listen for tempo, dynamics, and style.....and then list any instruments they could hear. I can hear myself saying, "listen behind that lead singer.....listen high and listen low." I would physically point or trace paths of what some of the instrumentation was doing. I was amazed how much they picked out with a little nudge.
I went out shooting on a rather drab and dreary gray March day this week.....certainly not inspirtational....until I considered looking beyond the obvious.......kind of reminded me of the listening beyond the obvious I did with my students and I managed to catch some fine and dandy window reflections.
Another late afternoon I was driving home through the open blueberry plains outside of town. The sky was a beautiful lavender-pinkish-blue. I didn't need to look behind or beyond anything; this beauty was in plain sight.
Thanks for swinging by to check out my reflections this week....and have a fantastic weekend.