We take our senses for granted. They are just there and we often don't absorb the information as well as we could.
I understood and properly 'saw' a painting by Vincent Van Gogh today. It was not just seeing but an overwhelming emotional epiphany which left me humbled, awestruck and in tears.
http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.paintingmania.com/arts/vincent-van-gogh/large/branches-almond-blossom-6_2867.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.paintingmania.com/branches-almond-blossom-6_2867.html&usg=__FFryCmk2Eri9ihewLesj5W9z3V0=&h=1186&w=1480&sz=371&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=wjfgyF9gSDU0qM:&tbnh=146&tbnw=182&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dvincent%2Bvan%2Bgogh%2Bpaintings%2Bpics%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26sa%3DX%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26channel%3Ds%26biw%3D1280%26bih%3D694%26tbs%3Disch:10%2C288&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=132&vpy=207&dur=8320&hovh=201&hovw=251&tx=82&ty=166&ei=MJ77TMTZJM6ahQeM06i4Bw&oei=MJ77TMTZJM6ahQeM06i4Bw&esq=1&page=1&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:12,s:0&biw=1280&bih=694 The tears were welcome because sometimes it all gets a Bit Much and you forget just how much beauty there is in our world.