I'm catching up on an old file of clippings torn from newspapers and magazines, the sort of thing I put aside to save because something touched me--and then promptly misplace. So I've just found an article describing a film, Waste Land, about photographer Vik Muniz' 2008 project, Pictures of Trash. Bonni Benrubi first introduced me to Muniz' work, a photographed recreation in chocolate of an iconic Manet painting. Eventually, I hope, I'll get to see this film, in which documents the creation of enormous portraits made of garbage.
But I saved the article because of this quote: "The really magical things are the ones that happen right in front of you. A lot of time you keep looking for beauty, but it is already there. And if you look with a bit more intention, you see it."