Milton Glaser talking about his relationship with painter Giorgio Morandi: >"It was Moriandi who taught me about dedication. He showed me the necessity of persistence, and that nothing good is ever easy. And that's because we see nothing at first glance. It's only by really thinking about something that we're able to move ourselves into perceptions that we never knew we had the capacity for." The author goes on: >The German philosopher Martin Heidegger referred to this as the unconcealing process. He argued, like Glaser, that the reality of things is naturally obscured by the clutter of the world, by all those ideas and sensations that distract the mind. The only way to see through this clutter is to rely on the knife of conscious attention, which can cut away the excess and reveal "the things themselves."