observation / by Laura Haun

OBSERVATION. The power of observation overwhelms the absorption of instruction. It is to experience through another world other than your own.

To notice details is a gift. “…brown-pink creature who released colored dust on his fingers.” The Skin of a Lion, to notice the “peach-green aphid [who] appear[ed] to be constructed of powder.”

Observing is a way of absorption and learning. Whether by sight, touch, or other bodily senses that we have been gifted with.

The wind, the crackling of fire, the chirp of the birds, the chattering of peers, the instruction from experience.

Observation is a powerful tool.