Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Creeping Cactus

We often form stylized images of the world around us and when we find something that does not conform to our internal image, we conveniently forget it exists. If I asked fifty people to draw a cactus, I would likely get a huge majority of saguaros. It is very unlikely anyone would draw this cactus. Why is that the case? Even those people who have never seen a cactus in their life have formed a concept of cactus that is equal to saguaro and nothing else. I think this is sad.

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