Standing at this wall, looking intently, seeing what is new to these eyes, this is a moment to pause. Pausing as we notice something familiar, we may notice something that has escaped us before, something small or large, important or not, but a new element of a seemingly old scene.
Does it matter? Not by itself, perhaps. But there may be a lesson here. Taking a chance to spend time with the familiar, the old, the "no surprises," and aiming to move beyond what sits comfortably in our frame - that's the possibility for blessing in this moment. Because it brings our awareness fully to where we are. And because, if we are careful, we will learn a new gentleness with our own experience as we gain the ability to see what is new in the familiar.
So we decide to continue looking at what we have seen in hopes of seeing what has been unseen. Look up, look down - try what you haven't tried yet, if you can find that. The texture or the color may be familiar, yet the composition, the mix of elements, that is probably new.
Keep looking - it can help keep you fully alive.