To the Editor:
If you have not had a chance to check out the photo exhibit, “Home Sweet Home,” by Tony Minard at the Grundy County Historical Museum, I highly recommend you do so.
The exhibit is an interesting collection of photographs of architectural elements from the Morris area – beautiful stained glass, intricate wood carvings, and highly detailed metal work are highlighted. Other, seemingly more mundane details are elevated to works of art through Minard’s artistic eye – a wooden door with chipping paint, a simple door knob, the play of light and shadow across a wood floor.
While enjoying the exhibit, I was reminded of how we go through our days paying attention to the big picture, but not noticing the beauty in smaller details. I find that I am happiest when I take the time to appreciate those small details – a soft breeze through an open window, the time-worn elegance of a carved-wood banister, that tiny little chip in a piece of glass that completely changes the way the light comes through.
Enjoy Minard’s “Home Sweet Home” exhibit and be reminded of all the beautiful details all around us.