Seeing

Ancient word of the day: vernation

We do a lot of looking; we look through lenses, telescopes and TVs. Our looking is perfected every day – but we see less and less. Never has it been more urgent to speak of seeing…we are onlookers, spectators. ‘Subjects’ we are, that look at ‘objects’. Quickly, we stick labels on all that is, labels that stick once – and for all. By these labels, we recognise everything but no longer see anything. ~ Frederick Franck, The Zen of Seeing

Every picture tells a story: waiting on a bus in the olden days
Every picture tells a story: waiting on a bus in the olden days

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Content Catnip is a quirky internet wunderkammer written by an Intergalactic Space Māori named Content Catnip. Join me as I meander through the quirky and curious aspects of history, indigenous spirituality, the natural world, animals, art, storytelling, books, philosophy, travel, Māori culture and loads more.

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