C.S. Lewis said, “Most of us miss our cues repeatedly.”
Or, as Sherlock Holmes commented to Watson:
“You see, but you do not observe.”
Artist Thomas La Duke noted:
“Some things are so common that they disappear.
They’re all around us, but they vanish.”
Missing our cues, we fail to notice the fingerprints of the Creator
in the ordinary textures and phenomena of living
because we are distracted by daily urgencies,
by things we consider more important,
which in the end may prove to be both trivial and transient.
Mary Oliver wrote:
“If you notice anything
it leads you to notice
~Luci Shaw from Breath for the Bones
How is it I see more at 61 than I ever did at 20, 30, 40, or even 50?
It is like being ten again when everything was a discovery; everything is worth notice.