The following quote on our habits of sight - and a few others from the good Baron - provoked a solid "Yes!" from me.
I have noticed that amidst circumstance's overwhelm, there will come a time of pause - even if it's the eye of the storm! - when we can stop and choose how we see. If we will, we can see the bigger picture - not as a head-in-the-sand false optimism, but in the clear light of hope and generosity.
“To romanticize the world is
to make us aware
of the magic, mystery and
of the world;
it is to educate the senses
to see the ordinary as
the familiar as strange,
the mundane as sacred,
the finite as
(aka Baron Georg Philipp Friedrich von Hardenberg 1772-1802,
As quoted in "Bildung in Early German Romanticism" by
Frederick C. Beiser, in Philosophers on Education : Historical Perspectives
(1998) by Amélie Rorty, p. 294)
& for those who will wonder: This tenacious little leaf was small as a trim, smallish index fingernail.