Wednesday, December 14, 2011
thoughts on sight
one thing i hate about hiking is that i get so tunnel visioned. once i step out onto the dirt path, all my energy is devoted to making sure i see where my next step is going to land. otherwise, i could be stepping into my own death via cheetah, grass snake or cliff edge. i become so engrossed in this one crucial task that i forget about the rest of the stuff beyond my self-restricted field of vision.
i try to actively fight this tunnel vision syndrome (TVS), but i still can't help falling back into the downward gaze mode. because what's immediately at stake is also the most easily preventable in real time. of course, i could forget about where my feet are gonna land and just enjoy the view as it comes - that is why i go hiking to begin with anyways.. except that inevitably, a trip or toe-stub would bring me back to TVS. even though consciously i still embrace the bigger picture, Perspective has such a devious way of whittling it back down to a small peephole.
life's kinda like that. and it's so annoying.
ew weird. that was so emo.
excellent discovery today: i found out my new printer has a feature called ePrint. which means i can email something directly to my printer from any computer or mobile device wherever i am, and have it print straight through my printer at home. this printer gets a gold star.