|Photo by Neal Fowler from his Flickr Album “
GARAGE OF THE IMMACULATE SOUL”
Seeing is a complicated event. I did a simple search for the definition of “sight” and came up with tons of meanings.
1a: something that is seen with the eye
2a : a thing regarded as worth seeing —usually used in plural <the sights of the city> b : something ludicrous or disorderly in appearance <you look a sight>
3a : the process, power, or function of seeing; specifically : the physical sense by which light stimuli received by the eye are interpreted by the brain and constructed into a representation of the position, shape, brightness, and usually color of objects in space b : mental or spiritual perception c : mental view; specifically : judgment
4a : the act of looking at or beholding b : inspection, perusal c : view, glimpse d : an observation to determine direction or position (as by a navigator)
5a : a perception of an object by or as if by the eye <never lost sight of the objective> b : the range of vision <was nowhere in sight>
7: an aspiration
To see, light touches the eyes and the brain interprets the data into electrical signals which in turn are converted into information. The fact of the matter is that how your eye’s scientifically process light may have little to do with how you “see” things in the end. Some people have 20/20 vision yet they don’t really “see” what’s going on. Some people, on the other hand “see” the world in ways that are inspiring, poetic, prophetic…
You ever notice how some people, many of them photographers, catch these INCREDIBLE moments? These are moments that most would miss but these people, these “special” people seem to see differently. For the picture above, photographer Neal Fowler writes “North from my garage is a bush that catches the nicest raindrops and shows them off when the sun comes out, a broken watery bush of loveliness. 🙂 Best viewed holding a glass of something chilled.”
THANK YOU Neal. Thanks for seeing and sharing about the bushes behind your garage. I was inspired to look at the spider infested foliage behind MY garage in a new light and I found a miracle…
When I first started on my journey out of anxiety, I determined that in order to live a beautiful life, I must seek and absorb beauty everyday. Daily, I ask myself “what beauty exists around your home or even in the MIRROR that you are not seeing?” People can praise us for our beauty everyday but unless we see and BELIEVE it, we will never know what it feels like to be beautiful. What a shame because we are ALL beautiful.
To conclude my observation on this subject today, I leave you with a favorite song by the legendary Stevie Wonder…
Social Media Tip:
I use Flickr as an image search engine. When I make a query, I will often be surprised and delighted by what an artist has tagged as that word or phrase. The photographs on Flickr range from the hobbyist to the ultra-professional so just be sure when you use the photo, you have the license to do so.