Discover – Reaching for a Better View

As some of you may recall, my “One Little Word” this year is Discover.

This is the year for me to Discover… more about myself… and more about the world around me.

I am honored and privileged to share a very special piece of artwork with you today from my friend Jo Freehand at Daily Record 365. 

Jo created #Two Hundred Two: Discover just for me and my word!

I have been slowly taking it in since Jo kindly created and posted it several weeks ago; and every time I look it, I discover something new.

Here is how I first saw it:

The microscope is mammoth and massive and complex (like life), and it is examining the hole in the record (the “in between” part – the part where we have the freedom to do and be what we want). The lady is REACHING – almost as if for the stars and then embraces and takes in that light. And the microscope reminds me of the Discovery Satellite too – exploring the universe – and that is what the lady is seeing and feeling and it is filling her heart, and she is happy and excited and fascinated. And it is saying that what you see with your eyes (or at least on the surface or at first glance), might not be the “be all /end all.” You have to look closer, you have to feel it, you have to let it fill you, and it will bring you joy. There is a better view if you reach, stretch to look closer or look at a different way, and you need to look “in between.”

Jo elaborated:

Discovery is an individual experience. However this image speaks to you is right for you.  For me, the microscope is focused on a watch, an everyday object. Or perhaps it represents time or a moment.  She’s “reaching for a better view.”  Does she realize the view right there beneath her skin? The entire universe right there? (Or has she been focused outwardly, watching hands move around the clock.) Can anyone else interpret her universe?

Deep stuff – eh??!!  🙂

What do you see when you look at it?  What does it say to you?  I would love to hear your thoughts.

And I urge you to discover Jo’s blog.  It is always fun to see each Daily Record and interpret what it speaks to you.  Comments are usually as diverse as the people sharing them, which make it that much more fun and interesting.

I hope you are discovering more about yourself and the world around you – every day – because there is a lot of “good stuff” in and out there!

Cheers & Hugs,


22 thoughts on “Discover – Reaching for a Better View

  1. She is looking at the tiny complexities of nature and discovering them in a new way. Those complexities are so unique, fascinating, and even dangerous that she has to wear this big yellow suit to protect her and the tiny grains she is observing. The telescope is big and imposing but she uses it like a master. She is a pro at this great machine and if you look hard enough you can see eternity in the grain of sand, you can see beauty, and grace, and hope all in this little piece of evidence the scientist is looking at. 🙂

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  2. Good evening! !
    Today I will reply in Japanese.
    I hope to be able to translate.
    Thank you so much!!
    世界のトモダチが、Kenzi Gotouの件で祈りを捧げて下さり、
    日本国民は 大きな感謝をいだいています。


  3. What a beautiful piece of artwork!

    She’s very excited about the future. She’s looking deeper so she doesnt miss any of the details. However, she knows that time is precious and so she’s savoring every second as she sees more. 🙂


  4. There are some amazing creative people out there in the blogosphere, Jodi. Look what one post of yours generates in the imagination of another. We all feed off one another’s creativity, it seems. You are now officially a muse!


  5. Hi Jodi,

    That was a fun commission. I’m so glad you continue to explore and discover your collage. If you allow every moment to be new, this too has to change with each viewing, yes? I’m not sure if that made sense, but I’m looking forward to hearing your interpretation a year from now.

    All the best,


  6. If I had taken this picture I would title it, “Watching the Clock.” LOL! It could also be “A Study in Time.” or, “Making History.” also, “There’s No Time Like the Present Time.” These are my thoughts. I’ll think of more after I post this. LOL!!

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  7. Then what you have said about this year, 2015, and discovering about yourself and looking at the world around you!! The microscope is self introspection—-looking at one’s self. The telescope is the big, wide wonderful world—-the universe perhaps. The telescope, to me it what some of us seek—to know, to feel, to see, to hear, to taste—virtually or actually and as i have come to try realize—-embracing so many things in our lives. So, your blog, Life In Between, it seems to me to fit this picture for sure. Love your blogs and insights. Italian hugs to you.


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