Monday, November 28, 2011

Recognition

I really liked the passage in Scarry's book about recognition of beauty that is preceded by ignorance. This picture just reminded me of that passage. Sometimes I find myself realizing that something that I see everyday is beautiful: and its not that I didn't know it to be so, but that I forgot to recognize it as such. I think the recognition of beauty in things the beauty of which has been dulled to us because we encounter it too often is beautiful: just that moment of recognition in itself.

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