When focus becomes blindness

Written by
Matt Perryman

Focus, they tell you.

Notice what happens when you focus your camera for a foreground shot.

The background goes blurry.

Missing: everything else outside the camera’s field of view.

Focus is important for what it leaves out.

This strength becomes a weakness when you believe the lie:

“All you see is all there is.”

The un-conscious and the un-known always lurk out there beyond the bright lights and loud noises of attention.

Yes, focus. Of course you should focus.

But keep in mind that the high-res focal point is like a leaf floating on the great invisible ocean of infinity.

Uncertainty, accident, and error are the dominant principles of nature.

You can use this to your advantage. Or you can complain as it destroys you.

Your choice.

Hang on. You know what?

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