The word Divine has two i‘s in it.
The aural pun and reference to the words eyes and ayes is intended and meaningful.
Yesterday this blog moved from another software and site to be hosted through The Art of Seeing The Divine web site and host using WordPress software.
Since the spring of ’08 the new web host has always provided excellent technical assistance. They helped set up the Art and Inspiration blog for Post Conceptual UnGraven Image, which also uses WordPress.
However yesterday, the very nice and helpful tech person mispelled the word Divine as Devine.
After I had listed the new site with technorati, I actually looked at it today and noticed the misspelling!
I was so busy yesterday configuring and recoding and creating the theme, adding widgets, moving posts, etc., that I assumed I knew what I was seeing. My eyes actually know the word, Devine as it is the last name of actor Andy Devine, so they did not alert me to the problem — until this morning.
As a writer, I have a difficult time catching my own typos until days, even weeks later. I love spell checking! I tend to see what I think I see or wrote. The old proofreaders trick of reading the piece out loud fails me as I will read aloud what I meant to write, at least for the first day.
Anyway having the title misspelled for a day gave me an insight. There are two letter i’s in the word Divine.
Visually if you look at the word it kind of resembles a nose -v- (the letter V) stuck between the two eyes (letter i’s). If those i’s were rotated 45 degrees the effect would be obvious. Here is how the eyes would look on their sides: ._ ._
Unfortunately the text formatting will not allow me to configure the V between those eyes, but you can imagine that easily.
The visual image of that nose and eyes indicates both a sense of The Divine looking at us through the word — or us, being enables to look though the Divine. The idea of having Divine vision can actually be seen as embodied in the word divine.
This is meaningful to me since I am all about helping people see the Divine essences.
The I realized that the play of sounds in English — eye and aye are pronounced the same — adds another level of positive or affirmative information.
Seeing more, even in something as simple as a word is how we learn.
The more meaning something has for us — the more perceptual references — the more we actually physically perceive it. Perceptual references expand oyr brains, and we gain the capacity to think smarter. We can form or recognize good ideas and “see” relationships or connections. This helps empower us and bring success in life.
That is what The Art of Seeing The Divine is about and what the visual information and exercises help a person successfully accomplish.
This kind of learning — brain growing, empowering and perceptual is fun, or at least interesting. It can change your life.
From now on when you look at the word, Divine, you will have the memory of this blog, and the visual information of the “nose (V) and eyes (i’s) tucked into the middle of the word. The word will have new meaning.
I will never see the word Divine in the former way again– or mistake Devine for Divine!