to gaze

“I really think so. You see, we spend so much time educating children, quite rightly, but sometimes we educate without teaching them how to see.

When you see, you stay still and you gaze, you look into the heart of something, into its essence. Now those steps of seeing are not generally spelled out for any of us. So on the whole we glance, and it washes off our Teflon suit. It hasn’t penetrated.”-Esther de Waal,

note:Esther de Waal, author, Seeking God: The Way of St. Benedict, was asked:

Do you think that people’s appreciation for the nonverbal is impoverished?