Photo Essay: Crystallization
Posted by danspira
There’s an old bit of business jargon about a forty (or perhaps thirty? twenty? ten?)* thousand foot view. The idea of this term is that “at a high level” you stop focusing on minutia and can see the “big picture” and make out the “broad strokes” of the “larger landscape.”
But perhaps a better metaphor is this: When you’re up in the stratosphere, untethered from the mundane day-to-day realities and barrages of information, that’s when some of the smallest ideas can crystallize and express their beautiful intricacy.
Rather than losing sight of the details here at cruising altitude you can finally see the small, hidden possibilities. You are able to read the glyphs of a wordless language that were there all along, scratched out and buried beneath the surface of your distracted consciousness.
So take note of what you see and what you read up there, because when you come back down to earth, it will quickly melt away and run off with the daily currents.