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new eyes

I saw this the other day:

nuovi occhi

It translates to something like:

A true voyage of discovery is not to search for new land, but to have new eyes.”

In creative processes, we talk a lot about looking with fresh eyes. To attempt to see something as if for the first time. It’s a practice of testing your own assumptions and habits about what it is that you are seeing or experiencing.

Up next a different kind of biography I was really struck by Tamson Pietsch’s blog post on rethinking and rewriting an academic biography.1 Tamson writes, “my academic bio says very not about intellectual humiliation The texts I gave students were challenging, but never meant to subjugate, or, as Walter Benjamin when speaking about education more aptly phrased,
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