Celebrate Seeing

We are such fascinating animals with so many varied talents and few more inspiring than art. Combine that with memory, that glorious gift of our big ol' brains, and you reach something transcendent.

Watch these video of savant Stephen Wiltshire drawing panoramic views of Rome and Tokyo and look around with fresh and inspired eyes afterwards.

What happens when you take the time to look and really see details? What intriguing views do you encounter in your daily life? And how do they change with the time of day, the seasons, or over the years?

Maybe you don't draw very well, but just give it a try. Or write a story or a piece of music or a poem about the world you see. Or tell someone, a child or someone very old, about what you've seen. Or let the way that seeing in new ways opens up your mind and heart guide your hands as you make something, be it a quilt, a repaired car engine, a clay pot, or just dinner.

[Thanks to Jason Kottke, whose hands & mind take that energy and pour it into his excellent blog, for pointing out these videos.]

Author: dinahsanders

Author. Discardian. Defender of life, liberty, & the pursuit of happiness. she/her

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