Thursday, May 25, 2017

Achieving Thursday: learning from pictures

This excellent photograph, said by
our internet sources to come down
to us from the many-rivered vicinity
of Richmond, Virginia in the 1950s,
documents the adjustment in disposi-
tions we associate with a departure.

There has been a change, which will
play itself out through layers of
revision of this palpable bond, we
might not expect to see visibly ex-
panded, but we see its consequence.

To take a moment to take it in, has 
been to learn to govern projection 
of the self upon the data received,
but also to resolve to discover it.

It is the practice of citizenship,
whose mastery urges itself upon us
as an elementary discrimination now,
between sentiment and plain evidence.

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