by Katie

The path of your life

is dotted with wonders

amazing animals

and exotic plants

unlike anything you've seen anywhere else

unlike anything you ever will.

Some people

who walk the path of their life

don't care much for what they've seen

or what they're currently seeing

but instead peer ahead

at the wonders in front of them,

thinking, Soon I'll see those.

But as soon as they get there

they go right back to thinking

about the path ahead.

Some people

who walk the path of their life

keep thinking about what they've already seen

and stop to peer back

at those little dots and splashes of color,

the marvels they walked among maybe just minutes ago.

But they can never appreciate where they are going

because they're always wishing

they could see what they passed.

Some people

who walk the path of their life

pay attention to where they are

but instead of observing the beauty

only observe the path itself

and how well they walk

and they forget altogether

to appreciate the beauty

of anything.

Some people

who walk the path of their life

take the time

to

stop

look around

and appreciate

the beauty of the world

the beauty of where they are

some people know to appreciate

more than what they've passed

more than what they might see

more than the path itself

more than those things

but the beauty

the light

the color

the life

of the world around them.

Looking Around