Saturday, September 29, 2012

Seeing

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.

 Henry David Thoreau






The common eye sees only the outside of things, and judges by that, but the seeing eye pierces through and reads the heart and the soul, finding there capacities which the outside didn't indicate or promise, and which the other kind couldn't detect.

MARK TWAIN, Joan of Arc

5 comments:

  1. true and beautiful quotes. Your children have such lovely blue eyes

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  2. I love this post!!! how very very true!

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  3. I was so struck with the subtle differences in the kids eyes and the contrast with the animals

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  4. One of my favorite essays of all time is "Seeing" by Annie Dillard (Ch.2 of "Pilgrim at Tinker Creek.") I think you would like it very much, and I would happily re-read it to discuss with you!

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