Sketch for a Chai of Persistent Vision 2


Gratitude sustains me, even when I blink. Persistence of vision is that optical illusion when the object remains in mind but the object isn't there. In film, a string of still pictures projected in quick succession creates the illusion of continuous movement despite gaps between the pictures. So although I close my eyes for a moment (or a decade) I see a pattern and my field of gratitude expands. The Talmudic instruction is to recite 100 blessings a day; counting blessings is a time-tested method to quiet the mind and moves a person towards feeling more. After a few moments of directing my own attention, feeling what it is I will bless, blessing it, and counting, I move from head to heart. How are you keeping Gratitude front-of-mind?