My son—who can sketch and draw—instructed, “draw what you see, not what you think you see.”
When we become familiar with drawing, painting, photography, we realize we must see our subject not through the interpretation and weeding-out process that the assumptive, conceptualizing mind conjures up. The subject comes alive when interpretation doesn’t quell. It is with the practice of Awareness that we can realize how fluid and thoroughly relational and insubstantial these determinations are. They can be held as truth, no better than water can be held by a wicker basket.
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