Anina Deetlefs - Neven

When I take a moment to look up from my phone or computer screen, I am always amazed by the wonders that surround me. The sky above me is a vast expanse of blue, dotted with fluffy white clouds or painted with the colours of a stunning sunset. The trees swayed gently in the breeze, their leaves rustling softly in the wind. Birds flit from branch to branch, their songs filling the air with music.

In contrast, when I am busy with technology, I often miss out on these simple yet beautiful sights. I am so focused on the screen in front of me that I fail to notice the world around me. I am consumed by emails, social media notifications, and the constant stream of information that bombards me every day, ultimately filling my mind and being with anxiety.  

But when I take a moment to just look up, I am reminded of the wonders of nature, timeless and beautiful. I am reminded of the tranquillity that can be found outside of my digital devices. I am reminded of the importance of taking a break from technology and reconnecting with the natural rhythms around me. It is here in this world of earth and sky that my thoughts become quiet, I can breathe, and my soul is soothed. 

Looking up allows me to appreciate the small moments of beauty that surround me every day. It allows me to marvel at the colours of a sunrise or a starry night, the patterns of a flock of birds flying overhead or a shooting star. It allows me to feel a sense of peace and calm that is often missing when I am glued to my screen.

So, the next time you find yourself lost in the world of technology, take a moment to look up. You may be surprised by the wonders that you find. And who knows, you may even discover a new appreciation for the wonderous natural world that you are a part of. 

  • Anina Deetlefs - Neven
  • "Look Up!" Group Exhibition
  • 2024
  • Oil On Board
  • 62 x 44 cm
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