August 31, 2005

Eyes Wide Open

Seeing is believing. We say that sometimes. Believing is seeing. That might also be said. Both are true, not one or the other.

The world is as much a projection as a perception.
Every time any one of us looks at the world, we create it.
We never see it all. We never see it just exactly as it is.
Because we can't.
In part because we have a set of very specific and limited tools.
A dog smells more, a bee sees what we can't, a cat hears more.
...and in part because we see mostly what we expect and want to see.

I stand still and close my eyes and then open them for a moment.
And then close them again.
Point, shoot, flash, wind, on to then next framed shot.
I've just made a work of art - an impressionist picture.

Every time I open my eyes I've created another painting.
Because it's all changing - now becoming what was and what is next.
It's like looking at one of those flip books of sequential pictures.
When you fan through the book it seems like a movie.
But it's not. It's just a series of moments that pass for motion.

My images of the world are an art show.
An ongoing, ever changing exhibition in the museum of my mind.
That's as near to the truth as I can get.


  1. My dear sweet have been spammed.....twice.

    That really p*sses me off too cause this is a beautiful point of view. (Get it? Point of view??)


  2. Yep, saw that. F'ing spammers. I turned on that word verification thing just now as I am tired of deleting them. *hugs* back!

  3. Very beautiful Celti girl! and I love the barretts and happy annv. hope you had a lovely evening!

  4. Very interesting, yet mildly annoying little guy that keeps running around on my screen. lol

  5. This was very thought provoking and timely in lieu of all that is going on in The Gulf Region. The world really is a perpetual state of motion. Almost every day while I'm on my commute I will see something that I had never noticed before. I guess it's what keeps things interesting.

  6. That was beautiful, Celti. Almost as beautiful as you, m'dear. Hugs!

  7. I haven't even read the post yet...just had to tell you I love your little wizard friend! :o)

  8. That is a very thought provoking post. Makes you want to pay more attention for fear of missing out on a masterpiece.

  9. Beautiful post.

    Your wizard startled me though. Thought my blasted MS Word wizard was trying to muscle in on the action, so I was clicking buttons like mad!


  10. nice pic....and the wizard is a nice

  11. Interesting take on perception - every moment there are new filters. :)

  12. I can honestly say that your little wizard guy is my hero. Anyone who runs around with a propellor in his hat is OK by me.

  13. Miss Celti is home sick today, kids. Probably not going to be posting - I dunno. I need a nap. lol

    Jenn - thanks! It was interesting. Might be a post coming up.

    Denny - You can get rid of him by clicking on him and clicking "hide" if he bothers you. Sorry.

    Boo - indeed. Everything changes - don't miss it. :)

    Cootera - Aww, thanks! You're too sweet. Hugs!

    Brighton - I bet you do. :)

    Kerri - thanks! I thought he was too cute. There aer masterpieces everywhere. :)

    Juno - thanks! Sorry about the startle!

    Mike - thanks & thanks. :)

    Seamus - thanks. That's for sure. Glad to hear Taylor is feeling better.

    Pete - yay! He rocks. :) Glad you like him.

  14. What wizard? Where? What the hell are they all talking about? I feel like i'm missing out on something *sulks*.

    Nice post though - even if i see no freakin wizards.

  15. I could have sworn I posted a comment yesterday. I know I did. Anyway, very nice post. Well said. It would take too long to recreate yesterday's comment so I'll just say that my years as a chemist taught me that your eyes don't always see what's really going on. That's part of the mystery and beauty of our world.

  16. I'll survive... he's not that bad. lol

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