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Parched plants jubilate under a weeping gray sky.
Thalia’s posture wilts when their morning plan to rollerblade washes down stream.
Nia sits up straight. “Good. We have plenty of creative endeavors to focus on.”
“Look!” Calliope points the tip of her spoon at a doe exiting a thicket of brambles. A mini-spotted follows on spry legs… and then… another. “Twins!”
To learn to see — to accustom the eye to calmness, to patience, and to allow things to come up to it; to defer judgement, and to acquire the habit of approaching and grasping an individual case from all sides. This is the first preparatory school of intellectuality. One must not respond immediately to a stimulus; one must acquire a command of the obstructing and isolating instincts.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche: Twilight of the Idols