Take the time to pay attention and you will be rewarded. Around us, every day, in an abundance of opportunity there exists a multitude of wonderful details. Beauty and interest can be found in many, many things but, sometimes, the more finite details require us to look deeper and think more.
This past weekend I visited one of Boston’s most beautiful treasures: the Boston Public Library. As a library the BPL is one of the largest and busiest in the country. Visitors, by the millions, enjoy the beauty and mission of the library. As a research library it is second only to the Library of Congress in volumes of books and holdings. As a building it is full of exquisite architecture and detail that can be easily overlooked if you do not take the time to absorb all that is around you.
The reading room at the BPL is spectacular. Due to the many large windows the room fills with soft light that accentuates the warmth of the stacks and brings life to the colorful walls and ceilings. Each end of the room features stunningly detailed domes that rise above all with a regal sense of longevity, beauty, and detail.
Yes, there is great beauty in the architectural detail but, equally important is appreciating the foresight and craftsmanship that created it. See the whole image, not just the obvious, and your rewards will be greater.
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