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    balance...by Leonardo da Vinci

    This might be useful for you but it'll be much useful for me if I understand it correctly. So, pls help me!!!

    Every now and then go away, ..... = Occasionally go away (for a rest)?
    have a little relaxation,
    for when you come back
    to your work
    your judgement will be surer;
    since to remain constantly at work
    will cause you to lose power
    of judgement...


    Go some distance away
    because the work appears smaller
    and more of it ............................. = More of the work
    can be taken in at a glance,................ can be understood easily
    and a lack of harmony ................. = can easily see "the missing part"
    or proportion .....................................of our work and fix it, right?
    is more readily seen.


    Leonardo da Vinci

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    Re: balance...by Leonardo da Vinci

    Quote Originally Posted by beeja View Post
    This might be useful for you but it'll be much useful for me if I understand it correctly. So, pls help me!!!

    Every now and then go away, ..... = Occasionally go away (for a rest)?
    have a little relaxation,
    for when you come back
    to your work
    your judgement will be surer;
    since to remain constantly at work
    will cause you to lose power
    of judgement...


    Go some distance away
    because the work appears smaller
    and more of it ............................. = More of the work
    can be taken in at a glance,................ can be understood easily
    and a lack of harmony ................. = can easily see "the missing part"
    or proportion .....................................of our work and fix it, right?
    is more readily seen.


    Leonardo da Vinci

    I'd have to see the original to know what he meant by 'go away'; it could mean 'have a short break [enough for a cup of tea]' or 'do something else [a different sort of work] for a while' or it could mean 'have a holiday [for a few weeks, somewhere else, and unwind completely]'.

    'more of it can be taken in at a glance' refers to perspective - getting far enough away (in time or distance or type of activity) to see 'the big picture'.

    a lack of harmony or proportion - not necessarily a 'missing part' (though you're partly right, as if a part is missing the gap will cause 'a lack of harmony or proportion); but everything could be there - just in the wrong relative amounts.

    But you've got the right idea generally.

    b

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