Under the surface of life you can often find unexpected treasures, but in order to find these joys you must first keep your eyes open to them. This past weekend, a leisurely walk along the Downtown Richmond Canal Walk opened my eyes to looking at things from with and over-and-under perspective, the perspective of seeing things for more than surface value. A historical and recently preserved walking path hidden underneath the spider web of interstate highway ramps, abandoned railroad tracks, and industrial warehouses of the old city, the Canal Walk was much more than meets the eye.
What I loved most about my walk Sunday morning was that the canal thwarted my expectations. The City of Richmond has captured romantic beauty and peacefulness an unexpected industrial area. Like life, things aren’t often what we think they are. Sometimes to understand something you have to dig under neath the surface. Look under things with an over-and-under perspective, and you will find wealth of a new type.
In this unexpected place I found cultured beauty that I wouldn’t have found had I not explored underneath the tracks. So too is life. Explore your world and stretch your perceptions, and like I was, you will be pleasantly rewarded.