Thursday, August 26, 2010

The value of attention

This is an intriguing teaching, really:

In nature, one never really sees a thing for the first time until one has seen it for the fiftieth.

Joseph Wood Krutch in The Desert Year

What would happen if we made it a practice not to discount giving close attention to the seemingly familiar? Maybe we would learn to see in a true way what we just think we see so far.

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