Wednesday, 22 July 2009
The art of seeing
"The question is not what you look at but what you see." Henry David Thoreau
Art has this wonderful capacity to make us look at the things we already know and let us feel as though we've never seen it before.
Very often I would hear remarks from people asking why I would revisit a place ("You've already seen it") is the popular reply. The short answer is, no I haven't, because it changes continuously as the light changes and shifts. We tend to forget that fact when we feel so overwhelmed by the mundaness of routine, but we shouldn't. There's truly no one moment alike.
When I go for a hike in the backyard, take a deep breath of fresh air & look around - I realise anew how beautiful it is, different - but still beautiful.
Posted by E du Plessis