In our fast-paced and ever-changing world, it is easy to overlook the importance of small details. We often focus on the big picture and the grand gestures, forgetting that it is the small details that make up the whole. Small details are the marbles that turn a mosaic into a picture. They are crucial to our lives and can have a significant impact on our well-being and happiness.
Firstly, small details can enhance the quality of our daily experiences. Taking the time to appreciate the texture of a piece of clothing or the scent of a flower can bring us a sense of joy and fulfillment. Similarly, paying attention to small gestures of kindness and consideration from others can make us feel valued and cared for.
Secondly, small details can make a big difference in achieving our goals. The small steps we take every day towards our ambitions can accumulate over time and lead us to success. Small details can also help us avoid mistakes and improve our performance in various areas of our lives, from work to personal relationships.
Finally, small details can bring depth and meaning to our lives. By paying attention to the details, we can gain a deeper understanding of ourselves and the world around us. We can appreciate the beauty in the small things, and find significance in seemingly insignificant moments.
We tend to say that ‘the devil is in the detail’, but I prefer Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, who once said that “God is in the detail”. Start looking out for those divine details! By paying attention to the small things in your life, you can enhance your experiences, achieve your goals, and find deeper meaning and fulfillment.
The remote archipelago of Tierra del Fuego, 14,000 kilometres from Europe off the tip of the South American mainland features the world’s southernmost airport and city, Ushuaia. It has thus every right to be considered el fin del mundo, the end of the world.
This series is about my favourite five things to do in any given destination. Some are off the beaten track, some are a bit touristy, some will be difficult to replicate and some are not meant to be taken too seriously. They are what made my trip to that particular place an unforgettable experience, in no particular order.
I must have been six years old, maybe seven. It was a late summer afternoon in the garden of my Hungarian grandparents’ house and I was sitting on the swing my grandfather had built for me from a large truck tyre. As I sat there swinging in the afternoon sun I had no idea how this very moment would come back to me some 30 years later.