Tossed Out Beauty
Remember those beautiful, repurposed columns from last week?
If you wander through Rock Creek long enough, you’ll probably stumble across the rest of the Capitol stones, tossed out behind a maintenance shed, left to molder. With no ability to sell or throw away the old Capitol stones, the builders did what they felt they could do, they threw them in Rock Creek park.
The first time I stumbled across these stones, I laughed out loud. I had heard tell of them in the past and I was always curious, but I didn’t know where they were. As I was walking on my birthday last September I stumbled across them...in plain sight, right off a big trail. It felt like I had been transported to Rome or Greece, these beautiful remnants of a different time sitting in the open for anyone to come across. These days I make it a point to walk by them regularly, they just make me smile.
I was thinking, as I walked by those beautiful stones, how I could have just walked by them without looking and noticing...and how often in our lives we fail to stop and see the beauty right in front of us, we walk by it without ever looking, without ever seeing, without ever noticing.
May we, this week, see a little more of the tossed out beauty around us. May we notice, may we see, may we look for the things that we might have otherwise passed by.
I hope you have a fabulous week dear friends.
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Hi, I'm Krista!
Krista Mason is a yoga and fitness instructor based in Washington DC. She owns an online studio and loves it!