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

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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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