The Magic of Nature

November 30th, 2012 | Simcha Weinstein | Comments Off on The Magic of Nature

On May 6, 2011, my blog post for that day was entitled, Louie Schwartzberg: The Hidden Beauty of Pollination. To this day, that posting has generated more comments and more positive reviews than anything I have ever written for this blog.

In case you weren’t following my writing back then, or need a little memory boost, Louie Schwartzberg is an award-winning cinematographer, director and producer who captures breathtaking images that celebrate life – revealing connections, universal rhythms, patterns and beauty.

So, for your delight and pleasure, below is another video from Mr. Schwartzberg. As described on TED, “Nature’s beauty can be easily missed – but not through Louie Schwartzberg’s lens. His stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast, serves as a meditation on being grateful for every day.”

Louie Schwartzberg would certainly be on my list of people I’d love to meet someday. Actually, more than just meet him, I’d love to spend a few days with him while he is out in the wild working his magic with his lens.

Everyday in our work we partner with nature, and quite honestly, it’s easy to forget the magnificence that nature shares with us. In our work, we are inclined to look at an apple and sometimes think, “it’s not exactly the right size; it could have more color; or it’s shape could be a little more perfect for stacking.” Meanwhile, nature has offered us this amazing gift, creating something that both sustains us and tastes wonderful. It’s a gift, and we often miss that about nature, because while she is very generous with her offerings, she also demands that we pay attention.

Louie Schwartzberg’s work is a constant reminder of the wonder, the beauty, and the magnificence of nature. Through his eyes, there is always something of significance happening. Every moment is both a miracle and a blessing as nature does her very exquisite and yet very simple dance. Something big is always going on. Our challenge is to notice. Enjoy the video.