Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Eye of the Beholder
Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder. I homeschool my six year old and the above picture is our "Thankful Tree" which is on our kitchen/laundry room door. We will add leaves on it each day with Cameron writing on the leaf something he is thankful for.
That being said, I never claimed that I was an artist and to me this looks like one sorry looking tree. Charlie Brown's Christmas tree looks better than this scraggly looking thing. I can only hope that it looks better once we start getting leaves on it. My husband looked at it and I truly wonder if it was hard for him not to laugh. His response to my tree attempt was "don't worry, I've seen worse looking trees". Hmmm, where in a forest already fallen over and coming apart from rot? Possibly a tree that has been on fire and is black and scorched?
While David was giving me his take on the tree and I'm trying not to be offended while trying to tape every single flipping "branch" down, Cameron walked up and told me his opinion of the tree. Cameron can at times be a very harsh critic, so I cringed while waiting for his "two cent" weigh in on this topic. "Mommy, that's the most perfect tree ever!" Oh the beauty that can be seen through the eyes of a child.
While my attempts at art will never rival Van Gogh or even my friends Katie or Jess, at that moment my tree was "perfect" and I am thankful for being able to see beauty through my son's eyes.