Eyes Wide Open
"Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has
seen and thinking what nobody has thought."
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
Think about important historical discoveries. Most of them were not inventions- they were the result of patiently studying something for a significant amount of time and coming to a conclusion that we now take for granted. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, for example (the source of the above quote) studied vitamin C for years. He played a large role in comprehending the vitamin's properties and significance. Now, of course, we all know the importance of ingesting enough of this vitamin. The above quote can apply to the arts as well. Most great works of art do not depict amazing things; they just depict things from a perspective that makes them stand out. Think about Monet's haystacks. What could be more ordinary than a haystack? Yet Monet made them glorious.
TODAY I WILL MAKE AN EFFORT TO TAKE A NEW LOOK AT SEEMINGLY MUNDANE THINGS.