Eye of the beholder

#278: Describe what it feels like to hear a beautiful piece of music or see a stunning piece of art.

Since I’ve never been that much into art, my answer will mostly reference the discovery of beautiful music. When new music is heard for the first time, I tend to get goosebumps just because of how good it is. Anything else I am doing at that precise moment tends to freeze – my focus and attention is solely devoted to the absorption of the song. I am then most likely to hit the repeat button (if possible) and continue to listen to it on a daily basis. Hearing a beautiful piece of music leaves me in complete awe of the artist.

The natural world

#181: Describe your first memorable experience exploring and spending time in nature. Were you in awe? Or were you not impressed? Would you rather spend time in the forest or the city?

 

I’ve been thinking about this for at least 20 minutes and, quite sadly, have to admit that I can’t think of a single time where I’ve explored/spent a substantial amount of time (not even half an hour!) just taking in nature. I do remember when I was younger spending time lying on the grass, watching the butterflies flitting around our huge buddleia tree in the garden but I’m guessing that doesn’t count. Although I do remember how enchanting it was to watch them – sounds silly but they do have a mysterious way of moving and just being. 

 

That said, I would love nothing more to go to somewhere like Borneo (Orangutans), Rwanda (Gorillas), Uganda (Chimpanzees), or even on an African Safari (Giraffes, Elephants, Lions etc) where I could simply sit and watch the wild animals live their lives. I can imagine that is an absolutely incredible thing to witness!