So today I had my dentist appointment. I fear dentists. In fact, when I found out a friend from high school went on and became a dentist, I almost blocked him on Facebook. Why? Because just knowing he became what I loathe sent me into panic attacks and fits of hyperventilation!
But, I must admit my new dentist is actually a fine chap. Very kind. Very gentle. Very aware of my “issues”. So I think he and his staff go out of their way to make me feel welcome and comfortable. And for this, I am appreciative.
Everything was fine with my appointment today and I escaped virtually unscathed (there was a minor incident of the dentist catching his sharp hook-thing on the outside of my top lip — I briefly convinced myself my lip had been ripped open and I think I may have called out to Jesus to welcome me into His loving arms . . .). But otherwise, everything was fine. He sent me on my way reassuring me I am taking very good care of my teeth.
After I left the office, I realized I had developed a painful stress headache. So I stopped to pick up some ibuprofen and a drink before making the 45 minute trip home. I would be home in time for lunch. I was driving through the country watching for possible “photo ops” for my word of the day: blur the background.
It is harvest time where I live and there are tons of farmers out there working hard. But the combines were so far away I couldn’t really capture the image I was looking for. And then it hit me. I LOVE all things rusty and crusty and I knew there was an opportunity coming up.
I came around a corner, pulled off the side of the road and grabbed my iPhone. I walked toward the old wooden fence and lined up my shot. Semi trucks and cars flew past me and probably wondered why this crack-pot woman was taking pictures of old wooden fences. Maybe they even alerted the authorities there was a crazy woman on the loose. But little did they know I was capturing a beautiful part of our countryside. Something to share with you . . . not them. Another little piece of me and how I like to see my world.
Small details . . . one image at a time.
What did you see today that nobody else took the time to notice?