You Look At Things Rather Than Into Them

Most of us faced with a scene look at it rather than look into it. Read how Leonardo da Vinci recorded how he looked  into a  scene in 1500.

”                                         Looking is giving a direction to one’s sight. A bird is an

                                              an instrument………it opens its wings quickly and

                                                  sharply, bending in such a way that the wind…

                                                  raises it. And this I have observed in the flight

                                                      of a young falcon above the monastery at

                                                        Vaprio, on the morning of 14 April 1500.”

We tend to notice things which are directly relevant to our interest and ignore the rest. Blinkered by habit we glance rather than look at things. In effect, the eye sleeps until the mind wakes it with a question. What you see and what you notice are not the same thing. For example, you will, of course, noticed the deliberate mistake in the preceding Da Vinci saying and it’s not a spelling mistake.

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Michael Michalko author of Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative Thinking Techniques. http://www.amazon.com/Thinkertoys-Handbook-Creative-Thinking-Techniques-Edition/dp/1580087736/ref=pd_sim_b_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0T6TTX3RDA7VQ9NEJR5C

 

 

 

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