If you decide to see it, there’s beauty everywhere you look
A short film by Paris Wharton, a guy who at the start of filming was a stranger to me. An understated piece of the world we live in, North Wales. Wandering for days, hours and minutes around places that I’d never been before. Being somewhere so beautiful, some places I was rediscovering, some places were unknown and it all being on your doorstep was a strange feeling for me. I’d never felt more free and more comfortable in my life. I was at home. I now have a new found love and appreciation for the place I live. I’ve never felt such peace and stillness until this adventure. Seeing the sun awaken before anybody else was even up, hearing the early morning waves, listening to the birds sing.
It was because of this venture that I decided to stick about North Wales. I was ready to pack my bags and call it a day with living around here. After seeing the beauty in the place that was right in front of me, I knew I had to stay around and give a little beauty back in. I’m not one to call myself a settler and I know that seeing the whole world is something that is meant for me, but for now, I’m taking this bit of my journey in and appreciating the little things around me. The things that seem so little but mean a lot.
Discovering new places that I’d heard of but never explored. Why it’s ever said that theres nothing to do from day to day, I’ll never know. Find the inner child, walk somewhere at least once that you’ve never been before. Drive without a destination and just stop somewhere you want to experience, or don’t stop at all, just keep driving. Place the river sticks race, feed the ducks, or just sit and soak in the beauty. If you decide to see it, there’s beauty everywhere you look.
By the end of the short film, Paris was a friend. It used to seem like a scary thought going to meet someone you’ve never met before, never mind letting them film you. But for me, it soon came naturally. And even though I’d never done anything like this every before, I knew that this was something that was meant for me, so straight away so I felt comfortable. Being myself and roaming the beauty that Wales has to offer, was an opportunity I knew I wasn’t going to say no to. So, thank you Wales, for letting me enjoy the beauty.
Have courage. Be kind.