Take Time to Listen

Yesterday obviously was just a hurried sketch by me. But today’s post, I put in a little more effort to make it vibrant and colorful. Its contrast and image sharpness is edited a bit in Picasa to make the image look more interesting. I put in the ‘warmify’ effect to make the overall image look yellow. Sometimes the whiteness of white paper looks dull to me. But sometimes I like them on minimalist illustrations.

So, here goes the next lines from the poem “Desiderata.” When I read the lines, an image of a blooming flower and a lowly sprout talking to each other comes into mind. I even thought of adding up some morning dew being passed from the flower to the sprout. But I guess I didn’t get it to work. LOL.

Going to those few lines about listening, I agree so much about it. When we listen, we learn – even from the small things. If our cup is too full to even listen to whatever others wanna say, we might miss some wonderful stories. One of my favorites is listening to children speak and tell stories of things they are amused of. They can speak of something nonsense but their enthusiasm is a little infectious that you might even enjoy what they are enjoying if you take time to listen. Something like “Look there’s a rabbit in the clouds! How did he get up there?” Cuteness overload. 😀

Have a great day!

~ Melonaide