I seek the profound in the overlooked. I seek the marvelous in the everyday. I’m often fascinated by the way sunlight dances on the Anacostia River from the 11 street bridge and often over whelmed by the beauty of a lost piece of art on a forgotten corner in a rarely visited neighborhood. I am consistently amazed by the lives of everyday people and enriched by the stories they so openly share with me. I firmly believe that the ability to wonder and be amazed is a muscle that will wilt if left unused. It seems to me that life becomes dull and meaningless without wonder and amazement. More than anything, I want this project, this website, to be a personal exercise regiment for my ability to wonder and inspiration for others to allow the everyday to amaze them. The unexamined life is not worth living, not because introspection produces happiness but because careful observation ensures that we will not miss the beauty of the trees for the Forrest.