I approach the table of snacks, and I see that a mother (Laurie) has made the most beautiful Valentine’s cookies. I do not want to eat them; I want to photograph them!
|Amazing Valentine Cookies|
Boring square cookies transform into romantic letters sealed with wax:
|A Letter From an Admirer?|
Heart-shaped confections display icing dotted and adorned with tiny roses; a whimsical chocolate heart tempts me with that frosting made to resemble a Valentine’s puzzle.
|Puzzle Heart Made from Leftover Icing|
I love that God makes people who can do things like this. Not everyone creates the same kind of flair; I know I could never design such cookies. But someone else did, and I’m so glad. The children felt special as they ate such treats. The took their time about it.
I realize that when we observe (and make) beautiful things, we begin to take our time. We slow down and savor.
Living with flair means we embellish things–turning the ordinary into art–for others to enjoy. It slows us down.
Journal: What ordinary object or activity can I turn into “art” today?