“We call a crack in a pavement a line, but in reality it is only a space between two solid forms.”
— Nathan Cahot Hale, “Abstraction in Art & Nature”, page 17
Giving labels to things helps us organize and understand the world, but it also stops us from seeing.
“It’s a crack, walk faster” parent mode vs “I can’t step on the cracks” child mode.
In Inverness, there are other rewards besides interesting cracks to see in the pavement, such as leaves that can’t blow away: