“Isn’t she a beauty?” the student asked the Tao. He was holding a Leica SXY camera.

“She is,” said the Tao, “She is expensive, isn’t she?”

“Very,” said the student proudly, “She has a great, sinuous, sleek body. And a 337 megapixel sensor! Not to mention the vibration-inducing supersonic motor ultra-zoom pro-series f/0.1 lens. It is a great feeling to hold her in my hands! When I look through her eyes ...”

“What do you not see?” interrupted the Tao.

“What do you mean, O Tao?” the student was surprised, “I guess you mean what do I see?” “What do you not see?” repeated the Tao.

Then, all of a sudden, the truth dawned on the student. He saw the meaning of Tao’s wisdom. In the moment’s excitement, the Leica slipped out of his hands and crashed to the floor. Broken glass flew in all directions.

A photographer was born that day.


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