Perspective Matters

“We,” human beings, are first and foremost the subjects who do the observing of this world, the collective makers of the photograph of reality that I have tried to compose. We are the nodes in a network of exchanges (of which this present book is an example) through which we images, tools, information, and knowledge.

But we are also an integral part of the world that we perceive; we are not external observers. We are situated within it. Our view of it is from within its midst. We are made up of the same atoms and the same light signals as are exchanged between pine trees in the mountains and stars in the galaxies.

Carlo Rovelli, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

 “We never look at just one thing, we are always looking at the relation between things and ourselves.” 

John Berger

“Don’t plant your bad days. They grow into weeks. The weeks grow into months. Before you know it, you got yourself a bad year. Take it from me – choke those little bad days. Choke ‘em down to nothing.”

Tom Waits

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