it’s not what you look at…

A modern interpretation and expression of: “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” – Henry David Thoreau……found at the ruins of the Tintic Standard Reduction Mill just east of Goshen, Utah….

it'snot what you look at


25 responses

  1. Truth on the wall! Great!

    April 23, 2013 at 6:46 am

    • Thanks, Kai. πŸ™‚

      April 23, 2013 at 6:48 am

  2. Liana

    rising from my seat, o v a t I o n

    April 23, 2013 at 6:49 am

    • Glad you enjoyed it, Liana. πŸ™‚

      April 25, 2013 at 6:54 am

  3. Great words of wisdom; new delivery system. Timeless meaning. πŸ™‚

    April 23, 2013 at 8:05 am

    • Yes…all of that. πŸ™‚

      April 25, 2013 at 6:54 am

  4. Love it!

    April 23, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    • Thanks, Karen. πŸ™‚

      April 25, 2013 at 6:54 am

  5. What a great find! And so true…

    April 23, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    • I thought so, too, Susan….

      April 25, 2013 at 6:55 am

  6. The Photographer’s mantra. Bet the artist wasn’t actually a photographer though.

    April 23, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    • Yes, it certainly is, Andy…a subtle reminder to keep our eyes open. And no, it probably wasn’t a photographer who wrote it…not yet, anyway.

      April 25, 2013 at 6:57 am

  7. Amazing the things you find when you’re looking….. (and capture)! Somehow Goshen and Thoreau strike me as a contradiction.. πŸ˜‰ Who would have thought?

    April 23, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    • Amazing, indeed, Gunta…and there was some Kafka out there too…coming soon. πŸ˜‰ And you’re right…who’d have thought that Goshen and Thoreau would go together…being in such stark opposition of one another……

      April 25, 2013 at 7:00 am

  8. The words and mess go well together! Funny!

    April 23, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    • “The words and mess….” I like that…and yes, they do go well together, Lynn. πŸ™‚

      April 25, 2013 at 7:01 am

  9. and god help you, if you look at it and don’t see it…

    April 23, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    • Yes, Shimon…hopefully we’re not blind to such clues.

      April 25, 2013 at 7:02 am

  10. perception …it’s a funny thing!

    April 24, 2013 at 1:08 am

    • And intriguing, too……

      April 25, 2013 at 7:03 am

  11. I’d agree with the message, but not necessarily with the way it was delivered.

    April 24, 2013 at 4:39 am

    • Seems we could say that of so many messages that we’ve received in our lifetimes, Allen…..

      April 25, 2013 at 7:04 am

  12. I love this.

    April 24, 2013 at 4:55 am

    • Thank you, Jean. πŸ™‚

      April 25, 2013 at 7:05 am

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