The artist's world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep. ~Paul Strand
While growing up I remember being intensely aware of everything around me. It didn't have to be anything remarkable... it was usually something very ordinary to most that I would find extraordinary in some way.
There were those who told me... "Oh .. you're just so sensitive!" because I also felt things deeply. I considered it a fault, one that I couldn't change.
One day a man who I consider very wise told me "Oh how lucky you are to be so sensitive!" I was shocked.... lucky??? He then explained to me that not everyone was as sensitive as I was, that I could feel music where they could only hear it... that I could smell the magic in a forest and they only saw trees... that I could feel the joy of colors where they only saw a picture...that I could truly see my world where others just looked at life pass them by. My life changed that day... he had given me the greatest gift...to be myself... and I will forever be grateful to him in his wisdom.
Perhaps his words can bring you that same joy.... so I pass them on.