Life is like a landscape. You live in the midst of it but can describe it only from the vantage point of distance.
I’ve had the chance to see the view of Ohio from an airplane and it does allow you to see the scape of things for sure. You can see the gentle hills, the deep valleys the flat lands and the shores of the lake too. From a distance we see order and design. What a difference a change in perspective makes !
I like to think of the landscape not as a fixed place but as a path that is unwinding before my eyes, under my feet. To see and know a place is a contemplative act. It means emptying our minds and letting what is there, in all its mulitplicity and endless variety, come in.
Gretel Ehrlich, author
Just like a land scape, some people see only a tiny part of what our lives look like. But with a wider view they can see what makes us who we are. In my tiny corner of the world life may not seem very exciting, but when you take in the whole of what it consists of, that is what makes it wonderful.
We are a landscape of all we have seen.
Isamu Noguchi, sculptor and designer of gardens
Life is like a landscape – ever changing