Monday, February 2, 2009

The Space in Between, Part II

One of the things I've been learning from Dan is finding beauty. I love his photography, because he can go to scenic places and to "ordinary" places, and find very cool-looking stuff in both. He is naturally gifted. I'm really not gifted in visual arts, but that's no excuse to ignore beauty, so I just work a little harder at it. That's part of the reason I've been traveling more recently with a camera. It is actually a spiritual discipline, a rather simple practice that actually helps me to grow in my faith.

The photo here is one I took in the Boise airport a couple weeks back. It is a hallway that connects my flights' gates to the rest of the airport, so I walk through it every time I fly into or out of Boise. Both sides are lined with windows that let in lots of light, and its place above the ground gives me the feeling of walking through a portal, from one world to another.

For all these reasons and more, it is one of those places in my life that I choose to pause just briefly whenever I'm there, and immerse myself in that moment. It is a place to recognize where I have been and where I am going. It is a time to stop and be fully present in the midst of routine. It is an opportunity to wait and see the world move forward without me.

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