Have you been paying attention? Over the last year, our sphere of experience has contracted, confined, at least for a time within the four walls of home, or restricted to the local area. Are you going stir crazy? Do you long for the stimulation of travel? Have you lost the will to be curious?
Thank goodness there is so much to see, if only we knew how to look. It’s refreshing to find brilliant ideas and inspiration between the covers of a handsome book: The Art of Noticing.
Create personal inventories, a field guide, a drawing from memory…walk an unaccustomed route, listen deeply, look up…Rob Walker has written down one hundred and thirty one different ways of taking in our surroundings more fully, appreciating the detail, refreshing the familiar.
See you outside, with a new pair of eyes.
Preview five ways to discover a city differently in this article by the author.