i've spent a lot of time looking down lately... just walking and thinking.

and, unfortunately, it hit me that the directional bias of my gaze has, as of recent, been serving as the physical manifestation for my mood. not necessarily the best epiphany to be having.

but, when it struck me, it caused me to stop walking... and look up.

and that's when i glanced upward today to see the empire state building catch the pink and gold-flamed twilight sun. among the other spires and ornaments, it stood stolidly in that proud moment, as if striving to be ever higher and reach the majestic pinnacle of its nature.

there are great things in this world. and behind them are great people who are driven and determined to make them a reality.

in that minute of pause, when the empire state building caught my eye, it shone brilliantly as an example of these facts.

and that gave me hope.

1 comment:

HerrSlam said...

I'm always a big fan of looking up - way more interesting things happening in the functionally infinite scope of that gaze, particularly in an urban environment.

If you haven't already, read Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead - gives prominent voice to the exact thought you just shared.

(Just don't step in shit on the sidewalk).