“Recall a time when you saw something that totally astonished you.
It may have been light dancing among the leaves of a tree, a building of intriguing design, or the refraction of light in a raindrop; or when you recognized a sibling as a separate entity from you, as a whole complete person, not just an infinite extension of yourself…
These are times when you perceived with clarity, when you perceptions have been unfettered by extraneous thought or concerns.”
Excerpt from Introduction to Visual Literacy – A Guide to Visual Arts & Communication by Deborah Curtiss
(Come Darkness 12/7/12)