Your Next Masterpiece
What is it like to see the world
Through the eyes of a famous painter?
Suppose you are Monet or Van Gogh
Or Rembrandt or Picasso.
For the next fifteen minutes
Look at every scene passing in front of your eyes
As the frame for your next masterpiece.
Can you see twenty-five different paintings
In the same simple country haystack?
Look at the rich array of details that emerge
From scenes you didn’t even notice before.
How vivid do the colors become
Or even the countless colorless subtle shades of grey
When you need to match them to your palette?
How infinitely fascinating is any scene
When you need to interpret
Every line and shape and texture and nuance
With your charcoal or brush?
How convincingly does this reflect
The startling infinite fascinating wonder
Of the workaday universe itself?