It's a word that cinematographers and photographers know an awful lot about. I remember watching soap operas with my grandmother and I was really taken with the photography more than anything else. I spent a lot of time watching the camera focus on something in the foreground and toggle with something in the background. They do this to cause the audience to focus on the subject they want the attention on. This makes it a no-brainer.
The problem with our world is that we don't have anyone suggesting what we focus on. It is up to us to punctuate the thing we're concentrating on and blur everything else out.
This becomes a major problem when we just simply don't want to focus on what we need to. Our society is set up in such a way that in order to keep up, we all need to be focusing on the same things. With this mentality, we collectively blur out all the same things as well so they become unimportant. Some of those things may be emotions like love or contentment. They may be physical things we're forgetting about like wildflowers or birds.
Some of us have busier minds than others. If you are the least bit artistically inclined, your focus may be all over the place. For many of us this seems like a plague but it's not.
With this head space, it seems like a fitting time to work on the next STEVER video from the 'Idiot Savant' record called SCATTERBRAIN.
In our story, nine-year-old savant, Ian sees things in the world a little differently. The teachers around him wish he would focus on playing the songs on his cello that will make him successful at the competitions. He is constantly pulled to focus on other things. Today we label this as attention deficit disorder. I personally believe that the labels need to stop.
Is it possible that when a child is not paying attention, that they do not have a deficit in their attention but their focus is simply diverted to something which is more in alignment with their spirit?
I hope you will continue to follow Ian's journey through hell back towards the playground again.
It is my wish for you to return there as well!
"While you're thinking, time is ticking and your work's not done again..." ~SCATTERBRAIN from 'Idiot Savant'