The hardest thing about really seeing and really hearing is that then you really have to do something about what you have seen and heard.

–Frederick Buechner, as quoted in In Constant Prayer (page 71) by Robert Benson, 2008

2 thoughts on “Words

  1. I disagree with this quote. Really seeing, really hearing, does NOT require action. In fact, it may be more powerful simply to let what you see and/or hear imprint itself upon you, absorb into your skin, and change your essence without moving a muscle.


  2. Rosemary,

    Thank you! I’m always hoping for a variety of perspectives. And I agree with you in many ways…it is not always necessary for us to act on what we have perceived. Sometimes the perception alone is enough.


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