Look Down

Bell System

When’s the last time you consciously looked down? Everyone’s always telling us “The sky’s the limit,” to “look to the sky.” But what about watching the sidewalk pass below you, feeling the Earth beneath your feet, jumping over cracks (and not breaking your mother’s back)? Where’s that old sense of childhood wonder at discovering new things lying so simply on the ground?

Looking down, there’s some pretty cool things we walk over each day without so much as a passing glance, in this case, a manhole cover with some salt stains from last week’s snowstorm. The stark contrast and graphic design are just striking, if not a strange and interesting form of lovely.

Beautiful things hide in unexpected places. Don’t let them go unnoticed.