Monday, April 17, 2017

Noticing beauty

Back in 2007, the Washington Post did an experiment. They asked world-renowned violinist Joshua Bell to pose as a street musician and play in one of D.C.'s busiest Metro stations. During the 45 minutes Bell played, over 1,000 people walked straight past him, completely ignoring the musician. Only a handful stopped to listen, and even fewer threw money into his open violin case. It's unreplicated and uncontrolled, but this experiment suggests humans have a hard time noticing beauty when it's not placed in a context they expect.

Friends, I live in an incredible place, and I am determined to notice the beauty around me. Please enjoy the photos below, taken around Cape Cod in the past few months.

Woods Hole, MA

Sagamore, MA

Sagamore, MA

North of Falmouth, MA

Woods Hole, MA

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