Take A Moment

Recently I came across an experiment on social perception, done by the Washington Post a few years back. In this experiment, one of the top violinist in the world, Joshua Bell, was playing the violin in the heart of the Washington DC train station during morning rush hour. He played 6 pieces, with one of them being Ave Maria.

Needless to say, only a few people, out of the over 1,000 that passed by, actually paused in their mad rush to get from point A to point B. A few even threw money in his case without ever stopping.

It makes you wonder what has happened to make our lives such a mad dash, to the point to were we don’t even have the time to stop, even for a moment, to enjoy the beauty around us.

Yesterday I stopped into M&T Bank to take care of some banking needs, and as I stood at the counter I noticed they had calendars sitting there. It wasn’t the calendar itself that caught my eye, it was the photograph on the cover. I asked the teller if I could take one, and she said I could. It was not that I wanted or needed another calendar, I wanted to see the photos inside. The calendar is primarily filled with photos taken around my home state of Delaware, by a Delaware native named Kevin Fleming, the same photographer who published the series called “Wild Delaware”. His work is beautiful and awe inspiring.

I have traveled up and down this great little state of Delaware, and I have seen many beautiful things. From double rainbows, to the rising of the sun over the ocean, to the state parks, to even something as simple as watching rabbits chasing each other around in my back yard. It is a wonderful feeling to take it all in, and know that you are a part of it.

My challenge to you my fellow Delawareans, is to take a moment each day, and enjoy the beauty this great state of ours has to offer.

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Delaware 302 is more than an online clothing store. It's about giving Delawareans a way to express their pride about being from, or even just living in, the First State. Whether you're wearing it or displaying it on your vehicle - let the world see you are Delaware proud. But you don't have to be born here to "represent" the 302.

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