Seeing is forgetting the name of the thing one sees*

Here is my secret. It’s quite simple: One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.**
(The Little Prince)

The quick pulse,
The long look,
The one natural law.^

(Rebecca Elson)

I look
but do not see,
I look again
and hardly see
I look once more
and am astonished at
all the heart can see.

To see
Takes such effort.

(*The title of a book by Lawrence Weschler which made me think of seeing beneath the surface and beyond the name or label of something or someone.)
**The Little Prince, quoted in Austin Kleon’s blog: How to draw what is invisible.)
(^From Rebecca Elson’s A Responsibility to Awe: Constellations.)

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