Monday, November 27, 2023

Word Magic

 The word this week is SEE

definition -

perceive with the eyes; discern visually."in the distance she could see the blue sea" discern or deduce mentally after reflection or from information; understand.

One of my all time favorite quotes is by Georgia O'Keefe, "Still—in a way— nobody sees a flower—really—it is so small—we haven't time— and to see takes time like to have a friend takes time."

I visited a flower nursery a couple days ago and I still don't know what this plant is. Do you recognize it? It had such interesting pods.

The camellias in the nursery were in full bloom. My camellias in my garden are just beginning to show their buds.

There was one rose bush with blooms. They were at the end of the season where the camellias are at their beginning. Isn't a garden and nature so fascinating that way?

Do you know this children's game? I definitely remember playing it with my children whenever we took road trips.  "I spy with my little eye something beginning with...", naming the first letter of the object. Other players attempt to guess this object. It is often played as a car game. It is again to see or notice takes time; so why not notice along with others those little things we see as we drive down the road of life?

When we played this game I realized my little boy didn't see many of the things I was seeing. At first I thought he must be a little slow at noticing, but then I took him to the eye doctor and found out he just wasn't seeing things and desperately needed glasses. This game is what finally helped me to see there was a problem with seeing for one little 4 year old.

So for this week and always "notice what you notice" and pay attention to what you see.




Jeanie said...

That's an interesting observation. Yes, seeing is important, everything from "things" to more subtle clues like body language or mood signals. When I had acting class we had to observe people carefully -- details, like the gloves they were wearing or what they did with their hands as well as overall appearance, and bring it to an improvisation. You learn to "see" early and it never leaves you. The other thing is that for an artist "seeing" is almost as important as what you do with your hands. There is more than one color of green when you look at a bank of trees -- the part where the light hits that might be brighter or even whitish or the nearly black-green of the shadows. WHen you ask a kid "What color is this?" it's green -- until they "see."

Linda P said...

Good sight is certainly a wonderful gift. I cannot see clearly as I have poor vision and I have to look closely at objects. (I'm short sighted). I appreciate your posts, especially colourful photos.

Rajani Rehana said...

Beautiful blog