When the eye wakes up to see, it suddenly stops taking anything for granted. The thing I draw, be it leaf, rosebush, woman, or child, is no longer a thing, no longer my “object”. By drawing it, I dignify it. I declare it worthy of total attention, as worthy of attention as I am myself for sheer existence is the awesome mystery and miracle we share.
~ Frederick Franck
Drawing by my friend Fado Pertika.