Vision: "The Beholder's Eye"
Diane Ackerman invites the reader to look into a mirror
and notice that, "You are looking into a predator's eyes." Our eyes are
those of an animal that hunts, she explains, and so we are creatures who
rely on our eyes a great deal, as she goes on to say, "Seventy percent
of our body's sense receptors cluster in the eyes."
Thus, as writers, using words that appeal to the eye is
These days, in Vancouver, the trees have turned a dusky
reddish brown, suffering as they are from our prolonged summer drought.
Others are turning autumn shades of red and yellow, getting ready to
shed their leaves in the winds swirling around our homes. Inside, our
houses bathe in the hazier light of a typical cloud-cast Vancouver sky.
We turn on lights more now, and already have begun to miss the summer
Use your eyes to look around the world. Then, report on
what you see. Your readers will enjoy it, I am sure.
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