Day 17: Beauty in a broken world

Quick question: do you believe in luck? St. Patrick’s Day has become infused with the concept of luck (and the color green). I was lucky—or perhaps just being observant—to happen upon a tree where someone had set a horseshoe. I promise it wasn’t me. Well, at least not the first time I saw it. It had fallen when I returned a few days later with my camera, and so I set it back on the tree. It has since fallen again, the tree triumphant in shaking off its unwanted guest.

A lucky horseshoe rests on a knot in a tree

I believe more in blessings than luck, and so I’ll offer you this Irish blessing:

May you always be blessed
With walls for the wind.
A roof for the rain.
A warm cup of tea by the fire.
Laughter to cheer you.
Those you love near you.
And all that your
Heart might desire.

Join me in the hunt for beauty?
Where do you see beauty in a broken world? Want to add your own images during the 31-day journey? If so, feel free to comment below with your Instagram handle, and tag your Insta posts with #beautyinabrokenworld. You’ll find me there @pixofhope.

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