Photo Mystery

Can you guess what this is?

When I first saw this photo, my mind leapt to the exotic — were they sensory tentacles, desert succulents, sea vent anemone?

Nothing quite so glamorous or unusual I’m afraid.

Simply a microscopic view of cucumber skin.

Though such beauty hidden in full view seems all the more remarkable.

It’s also a sobering reminder of how quickly we numb ourselves to “the ordinary.”

In fact, maybe it’s a challenge to the meaning and existence of that word entirely.