From Leisure, by W. H. Davies, a more poetic version of “stop and smell the roses:”
“A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.”
Indeed, I don’t “stand and stare” enough. I find a camera in hand helps. Well, in any event, here’s to standing and staring. And as a bonus, have you ever noticed that if you stand still and stare at something (and especially if you do so with a camera at the ready) people will do the same to see what you are staring at. It’s as if we are all eager to find something to “stand and stare” at, but perhaps a bit lazy, so we want to take our prompts from others – which, circles back to Davies’ poem.