Hidden Beauty

Often, when the world you live in seems gray and void of color you may find a hidden splash of color.  Beauty may appear unexpectedly and dazzle you with its understated and majestic vibrance.

We sometimes carry the gray like a burden upon our shoulders, heavy and tiresome.  We seem to be unable to release that burden; and yet, just when we are prepared to embrace the grayness and gloom, we see something so beautiful that we stop and hold our breath.  We are enchanted by its beauty, and we feel a joy within our heart filling us like a light left on so that we may find our way home.

It is possible that we are blinded by the gray that we carry, and life is filled with an abundance of beauty and joy.

It is possible that we are blinded by the gray that we carry, and life is filled with an abundance of beauty and joy.  That joy is ours, just waiting for us to acknowledge it so it may burst forth in all its brilliance and beauty and, like a painting fresh from an artist’s canvas, we celebrate its magnificence.

Point Of View

While there is a certain beauty in the darkness, we were born walking toward the light.  While the shadows bear knowledge there is an omniscient found within the colors of life.


Larry Tyler
Larry Tyler
Awaken the possibilities … then unleash them. After 55 years of successful retail management, I have returned to my passion of writing. I write Poetry, Storytelling, and Short Stories. As a child, I grew up on front porch storytelling. I would sit and listen to my Dad and his brothers tell these great stories that were captivating, and I always wanted to hear more. I wanted to experience the things they talked about. I started writing at a young age and reading everything I could get my hands on. At twelve years old I started a storytelling group and several of my friends became writers or poets. At 16 I hopped box cars and worked the tobacco fields, orange groves, picked cotton, and spent many nights around a campfire listing to life stories. Someone once asked me why I wrote. It consumes an amazing amount of time and I assure you it is not going to make me rich. I write so that my children can touch and feel my words telling of the ones that came before us and the stories they told me. These are the chronicles of our family and even though they come from my childhood memories and are deeply rooted in a child’s remembrance at least they may feel what it was like in the time before them and cherish the things the elders left behind. I am a Columnist & Featured Contributor, BIZCATALYST360 and I have The Writers Café, a group on LinkedIn that features Poets, Writers, Artists, Photographers, and Musicians . On Facebook I have two groups and one page; Dirt Road Storytelling, From Abandoned To Rescue Dogs And Cats, and About Life, Love And Living. As writers, it is true that we honestly do not know what we hold within us until we unleash it. When our words inspire others only then will inspiration return to the writer. I will spend my twilight years in search of the next story, the next poem, and the next image. I will take the time to enjoy my Wife, our Dogs, and Cats, and our amazing new home and I will always find the time to walk down a dirt road I truly hope is that I never have to read another book on Leadership, be on a conference call or see another plan o gram as these were the tool for what I did in life and not about who I am.

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  1. Larry, in the gray we must find the hidden colors that yes are often obscured. Bask in the beauty of colors that lay at our feet in the form of a tender leaf. There are colors of love in our hearts. Always walk the light. Each step will take you closer. If at first, you do not see light walk a little bit more as their is always light in the prisms of life.

  2. This took my breath way Larry. Your writing was like looking at a painting. I loved everything about it and it is surely an inspiration for me as a new writer. I have a way with paint but I sometimes add too many words to my text ;) Your short post carried my mind to a brighter place.