by Kyla Hull
Someone wise once said to me that “if you aren’t careful, you’ll miss the most beautiful part of a tree’s life cycle.” That in-between stage where the buds transform into blooms; it’s fleeting, and most people miss it. Only those that are truly observant and truly appreciative of the enormity of life’s nuances, get to experience its magnificence.
As an individual who lives each part of their life like this, I get it. I exist in a constant state of hyper-awareness and intent observation, and although it can be overwhelming at times, I am grateful for it. I get to see the trees bloom.
Society has created an obsession with grandeur. People spend all their time focusing on the next “big moment”, paying no mind to the passing seconds that comprise the journey. But it’s the small moments, the minute details, that are the sweetest and most significant. The sunrise on your walk to class, that much needed hug from someone you love, that small note of encouragement placed on the wall, a compliment from a stranger, or my favorite; that wild, roaring sound created when a massive amount of laughter melds together, stemming from an abundance of happy souls.
Life is full of grandiose moments that deserve to be celebrated, but I want to challenge you to revel in life’s seemingly insignificant instances; to soak in the perfection of those short lived seconds. Trust me, you don’t want to miss the trees bloom.