Seeing at a pre-digital pace

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Photo by Wells Baum

There is a lot you can learn from just watching. When I was in India, a country that moves so fast it makes New York City look slow, standing still was the only way to see what was going on.

With a patient mind, you could notice the beautiful colors in a woman’s veil, and how they matched up or contrasted the surrounding architecture. It was almost like viewing an organized play, and I was in the audience.

We were not meant to match the speed of the internet. We’re more observant when we’re still and focused than struggling to match the web’s pace. No one wants to be left behind. But you can only see things when you slow down.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.