You really can get too close to things to see them for what they truly are. And people, too. You get so close your nose is almost touching them, so close they almost go out of focus unless you have your reading glasses on. They become huge at that distance, larger than life, for sure. Or invisible, as the case may be. When you get too close to someone, maybe they stop being a person and just become this two-dimensional thing, stretching out to the corner of the universe but containing no depth whatsoever.
So today I’ll be looking at them, looking at the huge macro close-up people, from several steps back and maybe while lying on the ground. Seeking a different view and a new angle. Putting them back into human perspective, even if that means cutting them down to size.
Really, you put your face up against some scratchy tree bark and it’s true: You can’t see the forest at all.