68/100 Days of I Believe

I believe in seeing things differently. I believe in stopping to look - to really look and pay attention to what's in front of me.

I am reminded over and over again that things will become familiar, begin to make a sort of sense in my brain and I will cease seeing them except in the dreamy blur of what's known. I believe in making the effort to bring things into a different sort of focus.

Do I usually see a wide-angle snapshot of this scene? Then stop to focus on the details, the shapes, the lines. Do I usually see the little things here or there? Then stop to zoom out and take in the big picture.

Find one bit, blow it up, and make that the whole frame. Or blur the whole thing out and find the light or the color field. It works both ways, as long as I pay attention to seeing.