Learning from clich

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“Take time to smell the flowers” is one of those phrases that perhaps make us roll our eyes. But, as with stereotypes, there are often nuggets of wisdom buried within the clich?s.

When recently visiting my parents in Southern California and exploring their newly remodeled backyard, I enjoyed lollying around with my tiny camera, exploring little nooks of leaves and flowers and rocks. Not just looking, but also smelling and touching, examining contours and textures.

“Right under our noses.” “In our own backyards.” So many of the sayings we blow off are perhaps the very ones we should be paying attention to now and again.

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