The Uncommon Value of the Common
Some of the things that we value most in life through we might not always realize it, are the most common. This fact prompted on author to say, "Genius is recognizing the uniqueness in the unimpressive. It is looking at a homely caterpillar, an ordinary egg and a selfish infant, and seeing a butterfly, an eagle or a saint." Well, that may be the essence of genius. It is the natural curiosity and imagination that makes a child stare at a bug or watch the clouds drift by. Little touches that are common to us all when we're young. Unfortunately, as we grow older, our world usually becomes more complicated, and in the process we lose sight of life's most valuable and lovely things.