Sometimes life is not as it seems. Life can be ugly depending on what we focus on. We can look at all that is lacking, the abandoned buildings that once were a thriving place but now are taken over by overgrown plants and rubble. The bricks and mortar buildings are cracking and of course, we put that lovely fence up to "hide" the ugliness. The "Keep Out!" sign forewarns us of dangers entering in. It can look pretty depressing! That all depends on what we choose to see.
Within the rubble, there is beauty emerging when we take a closer look. Life still thrives in empty places. It may be a different life that has come forth but life no less.
All is not lost when we take a closer look. It's all in perspective and the ability to see beyond all that is set in front of us.