What do you see? How do you see? A visitor to New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art paused before a recently acquired masterpiece and said with disdain, “I don’t see anything in that.” A man standing next to him, whose attention before the same work had been disturbed by the off-hand remark shot back, “Don’t you wish you could?” Sight is the faculty, but seeing is the gift. As Joseph Krutch suggested, “The rare moment is not the moment when there is something worth looking at, but the moment when we are capable of seeing.” Helen Keller, who in her physical blindness behold so much with her inner vision because Christ was her light, put it in these lines which many have read: Use your eyes as if tomorrow you would be stricken blind. If I had three days to see, this is what I would want to see. On the first day I would want to see the people whose kindness…
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