Did you know that in 1430 the original meaning of the word charm was a medley of goldfinches or a charm of angels singing?
We think of charm today as someone who is pleasing, something with a beautiful quality or a trinket on a bracelet. I think the “olde” definition is more enchanting. It made me start thinking about life in 1430 and what it would have been like. Daily survival would have been much more difficult. No one could have imagined television, internet or cell phones. Activities like singing, playing music, dancing, and listening to birds would have had more impact or importance.
What do you enjoy when you disconnect from the electronic world?
When I am able to connect with the natural world, I feel delighted. The world feels enchanting and magical. As a photographer I pay attention to light and shadows, searching always for beauty. Because I live in a rural environment, it’s easy for me to do daily. One of my most precious gifts is the ability to view the night sky, no light pollution here. The Milky Way is incredible and awe-inspiring.
What do you find charming in your environment? Are you in the habit of seeking natural beauty?
Jose Marti said, “Charm is a product of the unexpected.”
Look up! Who knows what you might see!
Listen! Who know what you might hear!