Making the Mundane Beautiful

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Having recently ventured way outside my comfort zone and into the world of dancing, I am especially in awe of people who have the ability to move beautifully lately.  I won’t even try to compare my mostly awkward attempts to salsa or bachata to these gorgeous photos by Jordan Matter, but it sure makes for a nice segue :)

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What I love about these photos is not only that they are clearly beautiful poses by dancers, but also as reminders that everyday life is beautiful.  I shared this quote before in my post about Letters to a Young Poet, but here it is again because I think it is just that important:

If your everyday life appears to be unworthy subject matter, do not complain to life.  Complain to yourself.  Lament that you are not poet enough to call up its wealth.  For the creative artist there is no poverty — nothing is insignificant or unimportant.

-Rainer Maria Rilke

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I love these photos of seemingly mundane actions that were suddenly made beautiful and interesting.  I also think it plays into the roles we each have, and how apparent or hidden they are in our every day life.  Or maybe they have to do with our hidden dreams and hopes.  I’m not sure, either way, whatever it is, I connect with it and relate to it and love it.  To see more of Matter’s work, visit his website
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