Seeing is forgetting the name of the thing seen

This is a quote from Lawrence Weschler. It's genius.


So often we look at things with label attached. In doing so we fail to really see the thing. It's not a "native" or "non-native", it's a tree. They're not "indigenous" or "non-indigenous", they're a person. It's not "hip hop", "jazz" or "country", it's music*. To get up every day and see the world as if we've never seen it before is our challenge!

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* Questionable in the case of hip hop, I know (joking, OK?)

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