Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Very Peace

The question is not what you look at, but what you see...I begin to see an object when I cease to understand it. ~ Henry David Thoreau

Shut your eyes and see.  ~ James Joyce

The precision of naming takes away from the uniqueness of seeing.  ~Pierre Bonnard 

You see it the way you see it. Nobody can see it for someone else.   ~Anette Waterbeek 

To look at any thing,
If you would know that thing,
You must look at it long:
To look at this green and say,
"I have seen spring in these
Woods," will not do - you must
Be the thing you see:
You must be the dark snakes of
Stems and ferny plumes of leaves,
You must enter in
To the small silences between
The leaves,
You must take your time
And touch the very peace
They issue from.
~John Moffitt

We are a landscape of all we have seen.  ~ Isamu Noguchi 

Quotes about seeing