I spent a few hours the other day walking around suburbia noticing and seeing the little things that we usually walk past everyday without paying any attention.
‘The secret of seeing is, then, the pearl of great price. If I thought he could teach me to find it and keep it forever I would stagger barefoot across a hundred deserts after any lunatic at all. But although the pearl may be found, it may not be sought. The literature of illumination reveals this above all: although it comes to those who wait for it, it is always, even to the most practiced and adept, a gift and a total surprise.’ Annie Dillard.
‘I had always believed that the world involved magic: now I thought that perhaps it involved a magician. And this pointed a profound emotion always present and sub-conscious; that this world of ours has some purpose; and if there is a purpose , there is a person. I had always felt life first as a story : and if there is a story there is a story teller.’ GK Chersterton