Global directives are rendered small. Local directives are rendered large. Moreover, they can be simultaneous and contradictory, like in walking backwards on a train moving forward.
(It is because global directives are rendered small that solitude is necessary to perceive them. (cf: “When you are in solitude, an angle whispers in your ear.” and “All the trouble in the world is due to the inability of a man to sit quietly in a room.”)) An explicit visual instance of this occurs on the highway, where the highway curves sharply to the right at the same place that your passing lane and slow-traffic lane merge again into one lane. An array of small arrows, each pointing to the right, on the far side of the highway warns you of the curve ahead, but an array of large arrows, each pointing left, in the slow-traffic lane, advises you to move from the expiring slow-traffic lane to what had served as the passing lane. (This would make an iconic photograph.)
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