Why do I prefer to read fiction, instead of what everyone says I should read: non-fiction, someone talking ABOUT something?
In my recent conversation I have realized something important: people not only have a narrow cone of vision, they don’t even know where else they could be looking other than where they are already looking.
I realized that looking is a skill. It comes from someone taking you by the hand and takes you to places you would not think to go, and maybe even point out what you could look at, what you could get curious about.
But not by talking about it… but by going there with you.
The Sight capacity depends on that skill, the skill of looking. And it also depends on your mobility, to look at more places than where the grass is already trodden flat and dead. Continue reading “Why do I prefer to read fiction, instead of what everyone says I should read?”