Came across this at another site. With permission:

"What greets you each morning is just another page in the beauty of life. It becomes exciting only when you take the time to stop, look deeply at what is around you, and let that moment into your heart as well as into your eyes.

Some of the most barren lands in the world, like the ice fields around the South Pole, look like ice with whipped cream thrown on the surface, until you look closely and discover the minute patterns of ice imperfections, and how the shadows from the snow create a world that could be the outline of a distant forest or city at the time of first dark.... "

--- Jackson < shakey-city-jack@comcast.net >

If I ever write a book on "Acquiring Vision" ... that will be the Foreword.