There is a reason your art professor tells you to stand a good distance back from a painting in a museum or gallery. Perspective. I’ve always been one to stand really close. It feels natural. It allows me to see texture. Strokes. Flecks of light I can’t see from far away. Even where colors meet and blend. I feel like I’m part of it up close in a way I’m not from the “proper” distance. But I only get one perspective. Mine. In standing too close, I have missed what others see. I have missed what the artist intended. And my vision can get very blurry. So, I back up, and it all seems so clear. So beautifully simple. So, while my little square affords me a certain insight to the piece, it is time for me to take a step back. Several steps back. It’s time to see. More. More often.