Observe the little things

In a meditative state, things that usually mean nothing to me can mean everything.1

Rilke shares the things from which his eyes draw refreshment: the simple, inconsiderable things in nature, which hardly anyone sees.2 Part of the job of an artist is to call attention to overlooked things.3 Rilke commends, if you can cling to these, then everything will become “easier, more coherent and somehow more conciliatory … in your inmost consciousness.”2

!The most ordinary things —Michel de Montaigne

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