MIND: Otherworldly

From the moment that one pays continuous attention to anything, no matter what it is – a leaf, a nail, whatever is being regarded becomes a world in itself, mysterious, imposing, unspeakably magnified and inexhaustibly fertile in possibilities.

Once you have begun to do this, you have entered into the kingdom of the Other, recognizing its otherness, and wanting to learn from it.

The feeling that you get is that the world, and each aspect of it, is a mystery, is unfathomable, and that it glows against the background of universal darkness with a kind of strange and even magical light, both utterly meaningful and utterly meaningless, as the universe itself is.

The Kingdom of the Other: On seeing what is to be seen // James Dickey