“looking for beauty”

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I just ran into a youngish woman on 60th Place in Maspeth, Queens, where I live.

I was taking an afternoon walk and at that moment was taking a photo with my camera of a beautiful tree in front of a house on the side of the street.

The woman said to me (I quote verbatim):

I like that you’re looking for the beauty in the world. … You’re looking for the beautiful moments, simple moments.

Then she high fived me.

Such a nice and perceptive comment.

— Roger W. Smith

     December 11, 2016

About Roger W. Smith

Roger W. Smith is a writer and independent scholar based in New York City. His experience includes freelance writing and editing, business writing, book reviewing, and the teaching of writing and literature as an adjunct professor. Mr. Smith's interests include personal essays and opinion pieces; American and world literature; culture, especially books and reading; current issues that involve social, moral, and philosophical views; and experiences of daily living from a ground level perspective. Besides (1) rogersgleanings.com, a personal site, he also hosts a websites devoted to (2) the author Theodore Dreiser and (3) to the sociologist and social philosopher Pitirim Aleksandrovich Sorokin.
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