It is called multitasking. The animals had needs. Remy, the 7lbs spoiled rotten doggie, needed more spoiling. Glorie, the mutant rabbit, needed hay, a tunnel to hide in treats and pellets. So I ended up at the pet store.
For a minute in the reptile room I felt like I was in a Mayan Jungle. It was humid, earthy and relaxing. Until the reptile smell took over. Then I just wanted out. But for just a minute I was taken away from it all. The morning had been a rampage. The weekend (a long 4 day weekend to get work done for the show) had gone haywire with typos and techie problems. I needed those 48 seconds of Mayan Jungle.
That is the real power of pictures; the ability to take a person away from it all for just a moment or two. The power of a picture is to take you to another time or place or perspective. Art is the same way. I would say that is an incredible powerful power.