Out of Focus

My focus landed wrong in this picture. 

That’s what taking a photo with my glasses on leads to: imperfect focus. I can’t see what’s on the screen. So I have no idea what I’m capturing. Just an image of what should be there.

But then I thought, who is to say that bud there in the front is the one I should’ve been focused on at all? What if the smaller bud in the back is really the standout? 

Do I often wander through my life focused on the wrong thing? What smaller, more miraculous stirrings around me are slipping by unnoticed? 

What if I call a do over? I could just take a big breath, close my eyes, and then open them… and let my focus land where it will. 

Maybe focus is just perspective.

Maybe I was being too prescriptive after all. 

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