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The Idea Behind Looking

Sitting at a stoplight you notice a woman’s hair blowing in the wind.  In your kitchen you perceive the sun filtering through the window developing a delicate pattern on the floor. The way certain words or phrases in that book you’re reading pop out from the page at you. What do all of these visions have in common? They are all awareness and recognition of a moment while it is occurring. Being in the present, that is the idea behind looking. We as a society have been programmed in today’s digital age to fill every minute of the day with the goal and purpose of gathering and passing along...

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