Humans are adaptable creatures. It's amazing what we get used to. We might find the sight of a new building particularly ugly, but, as time goes by, it fades into the background so that we barely notice it. The same goes for sights of extraordinary beauty. If we become too used to them, we lose our appreciation. Too much exposure can be a bad thing; we risk forgetting the value and significance of things we should never become desensitised to. Today brings a reminder of what truly matters.
19 Jul 1976