Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Comfortable eyes

Our eye finds it more comfortable to respond to a given stimulus by reproducing once more an image that it has produced many times before, instead of registering what is different and new in an impression.
Friedrich Nietzsche

2 comments:

Emily said...

Ever try really looking at someone you've known a long time? Sometimes its surprising how different they look from what you thought.

thinker said...

I agree, we develop a habit of seeing things, and that habit often is a huge delusion.
Keeping our vision fresh is one of the most important things in art, we should always look at things and people as we did the first time.