why untitled, unwritten?

I once labeled everything before it was written, until I found it kept too many words away. Now I am leaving the unwritten untitled, until it grows into a name.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

No. 51: Rules for Living, No. 2

Live in the moment and appreciate beauty, of course, but for heaven's sake, record it!

Write it down.
Take a photograph.
Draw, if you can.

Record it somehow.  You might remember it later, or you might not.  Actually remembering beauty doesn't matter quite as much if you record it.  If you record it, you have a reminder at the ready, to return to in those moments when beauty is hard to find, or a reminder of beauty's true abundance when you are experiencing it.

I will say it again: record beauty.


Ana Degenaar said...

Such key advice! I've been trying to take more photos recently as I completely lost my passion for it last year.. Sigh.

Dancing Branflake said...

I love this. It's so important yet often overlooked. I think, "If it's important, I'll remember it." Not so! I need to record it somehow.

Melissa Blake said...

Write it down...so important!! :)

rooth said...

I'm really bad at remembering to take photographs and I always feel self conscious about it. I have no problem writing things down though!