a small sense/view of perspective--
Perspective (etymology) : late 14c., "science of optics," from O.Fr. perspective, from M.L. perspectiva ars "science of optics," from fem. of perspectivus "of sight, optical" from L. perspectus, pp. of perspicere "inspect, look through," from per- "through" + specere "look at" (see scope (1)). Sense of "art of drawing objects so as to give appearance of distance or depth" is first found 1590s, influenced by It. prospettiva, an artists' term. The figurative meaning "mental outlook over time" is first recorded 1762..
Somehow we have to keep dreaming about a word, to keep it living now.
In the 14th century, this word given as "the science of optics" and think now, in 2010 "what did they know about optics or science or perspective for that matter then; compared to what we know now?
Think-- of What we don't know now.
What small sense of "perspective" will we leave (or not) for the future's eyes.
For yourself, be a dream
Of red wheat and smoke
. . .
You will never grow old
I owe you all visits and comments. I miss you, won't be back out for a bit still.
Blessings and thank you for your beauty and inspiring comments on the last post