Guest Post: Jordan Mendys // @jpmendys
I am inspired by taking a closer look. I think we tend to overlook certain things. Delicate things. We are taught to look at the world as a whole, to look at the bigger picture, but in doing so we sometimes take small things for granted. We forget to look at the delicate fabrics of the world that keeps things together.
Of course this can have literal and metaphoric manifestations. Literally, yes, I do like taking a closer look at objects to see the fragile components that give it strength. I think this comes from always looking forward to using microscopes in science class, and seeing all of the independent particles that created the whole.
On a grander level, I think we function much of the same way. Our world is composed of delicate fibers that make up a whole; us. Each and every one of us has something to contribute and something to say. It has always been important for me to take a closer look to acknowledge and appreciate what each person does to keep the world turning. We have our own purpose in making up the world, the same way every cell and molecule play a role in the make up of a larger body.
It is important to not take for granted the small things in life. When you force yourself to take a closer look at the individuals pieces of this world, you'll have a bigger appreciation of the whole.