When you study art in school you’re taught to look closely at things, to take in details — tiny lines in hands, angles of faces, cracks in places. This skill translates more broadly into life in a lot of useful ways. You’ve heard it’s good to be detail-oriented.
Or is it?
Might I suggest that this manic attention to detail may not be the best use of your energy. Being sensitivite to, well, life might be distracting you from a better picture.
Might it be more helpful, more beautiful, to zoom out with a wide angle lense and capture the big picture once in a while? Might it help you relax, simplify and experience life in its purest essence to zoom out?
If time is man made construct, essentially a word we’ve given to define the way we experience the moments that pass, then maybe it’s not about a snap shot and a magnification and a microscope. Maybe it’s about letting your eyes blur, letting your body spread out into space, and letting less in.
[photo by runwest on instagram]