When I ran out of room on my memory card I sat down on a bench to savor the beauty around me. Many visitors walked by, people of all ages speaking a variety of languages, and I thought how wonderful it was that we could all come to this park to enjoy this lovely morning. I said hello to an older couple as they passed, and the gentleman stopped and switched to English to ask if I was okay.
“Oh, I’m fine,” I said, “I’m just sitting for a while to appreciate the flowers.”
“Are you sure?” he asked with concern. “Your knees are so dirty, it looks like you had a bad fall.”
I looked down and began to laugh, then explained that my knees were dirty from kneeling to take flower-level pictures, and I really was okay. I thanked him for his kind concern, which I did appreciate.
Of course I had no idea that I was such a sight, I was so distracted. These colors, this light, fill my soul with joy.