Written and photographed by Monique Dean-Onyema
Always plugged in to distractions, I often fail to realize the beauty that exists around me. On one Saturday afternoon, instead of staring intently at a smartphone screen or filling my ears with infectious melodies, I took survey of my surroundings. I noticed the colors, the sounds, the feel of the air, the energy of the people. I learned that we are surrounded by beauty, even in the most mundane of places. Sometimes all you have to do is look up.