When Getting Down to Business Seems Absurd

It’s tough to resolve to go on with business as usual today. It seems strange to pursue innovation when others are struggling to pick up the pieces of broken lives and hearts. At times like these, creativity feels like a luxury, not a necessity — one that those most hard-hit by current events cannot afford.

When happenings throw me for a loop, I find it helpful to focus on something simple. I try to find motivation and inspiration in things that are available to me.

In the past couple of weeks, I’ve been lucky enough to take in some nice sights as spring has taken root on the East Coast and in the Midwest. I’ve also spent some time in the past few days choosing my favorite images from the past year for a photo project I’m doing at home. I thought I’d share some of them here. I hope that, whatever you’re doing to process yesterday’s tragedy,  you’re buoyed by simple, clear thoughts like these.

The pure abundance of an Indiana summer harvest

The pure abundance of an Indiana summer harvest

Business as usual for a butterfly in August

Business as usual for a butterfly in August

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One of the first signs of spring: Forsythia on the National Mall

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A reminder that there’s beauty in even the moodiest of days

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The first Cherry Blossoms of 2013 to burst from their buds

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Hugs

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A good angle

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Everyday household items beautifully arranged

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Subtle light playing on old glass bottles

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A normal object becomes more interesting when viewed differently.

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Bright canoes ready to charge against the wind

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A gentle friend

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A delicious meal

All my best to my readers today and of course, heartfelt wishes for eventual peace and recovery to those reeling from yesterday’s heartache.

5 thoughts on “When Getting Down to Business Seems Absurd

  1. Yesterday’s events really hit home when realizing it could have been you, steve, or any one of our loved ones who participate in big events like that. Your pictures visually show the serenity we are all looking for today. Thanks for taking the time to share.

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