Interesting textures can take a blah object and make it come to life. In the case of today’s photo, lichens adorn a stone wall, transforming it into a thing of beauty and interest instead of just a gray expanse.
A hunt for textures challenges my brain’s first reactions: “Same old boring wall. Keep walking.” I slow down and see more deeply. And I gain a more meaningful appreciation of life as it moves into cracks and crevices and surfaces where we might not expect life to survive.
If you get to walk around outside today, I invite you to keep your eyes open for unusual textures that you may have never noticed before.
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.