# Vanishing Point

in perspective, parallel lines appear

to converge, distant objects appear to

be smaller, closer objects are more distinct.

in linear perspective, things disappear.

they don't really disappear, parallel

lines don't really converge. they stay apart,

forever at a distance and never

do touch. they stare forever at each other,

clearly and distinctly, no matter how far

from the eye they get. an observer

gets it all wrong, lacks perspective.

using perspective, we try to understand

and get it wrong anyway. things seem

to converge and disappear. they go on.

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