Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Bench - Welcoming, Sharing, Resting

The Bench

Isn't it interesting how sometimes you discover the simple things that make you happy. I love how something as simple as a bench offers anyone comfort, a place to rest, and place to dream.
I can't remember the last time I sat on a bench, took the time to watch the world go by instead of being in it. I first started taking pictures of benches when we went to Scotland. I thought it was interesting that almost everywhere we went there would be a bench patiently waiting for its next visitor. How it welcomed anyone who wished to stop for a moment or two, to eat a meal, to experience a first love. My first one was in Glasgow. There wasn't anything special about this bench I think it was more what it offered. JC and I were walking towards the Train Museum when I saw this elderly couple enjoying a quiet moment. I'm not sure what they were doing, sharing a book a sandwich or just enjoying each others company. It didn't really matter, I think it was more taking the time to enjoy the simple things. I imagined this to be JC and me, just relaxing and taking in the scenery around us. Of course we would have to be in Scotland when we do it.

The following are other pictures of bench's across Scotland, which is your favorite?

1 comment:

Neecey said...

Art is in the eye of the beholder.

I often find myself perusing your blog due to the beautiful cards and papercrafts you do, but this was something unexpected. Drawn to your blog today to see studio setups of others only to find the story of benches.

Truly amazing and beautiful photos in here....I wouldn't mind sitting on one of those benches. Thanks for sharing.