Seeing the World in 2017

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So one could visit Seattle. If one found this place in front of the Asian Art Museum, just the right angle, and, light would be needed to catch this particular glimpse.

When I was lucky enough to capture this image after numerous shots I may well have waited for hours and taken hundreds more images before this image was captured. So I ask you, if it’s the visual you treasure on your journeys, aren’t you better off catching the images via the web? Should luck be the factor in the quality of nature you can observe on your journeys?

It’s a question worth reflecting upon as that horizon reveals that sunlight. Of greater import to our senses is this comment by Helen Keller in 1933:

“I who am blind can give one hint to those who see—one admonition to those who would make full use of the gift of sight: Use your eyes as if tomorrow you would be stricken blind. And the same method can be applied to the other senses. Hear the music of voices, the song of a bird, the mighty strains of an orchestra, as if you would be stricken deaf tomorrow. Touch each object you want to touch as if tomorrow your tactile sense would fail. Smell the perfume of flowers, taste with relish each morsel, as if tomorrow you could never smell and taste again. Make the most of every sense; glory in all the facets of pleasure and beauty which the world reveals to you through the several means of contact which Nature provides. But of all the senses, I am sure that sight must be the most delightful.”

(https://www.theatlantic.com/ideastour/archive/keller-11.html)

H Robert Rubin, memoirist and author of Look Backward Angel, an e-book available at Amazon

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