Closure

We see the world through our lens: what we touch, what we smell, what we see and taste and what we hear—so how can you prove anything exists outside what our senses pick up?

We can’t disprove it because it’s impossible to absorb all that the world has to offer, we have to make assumptions.

We assume the world is round, even though we’ve never traveled in space.

It’s called closure. Closure is a phenomenon of observing the parts but perceiving the whole.

And as Scott McCloud has pointed out that with comics books all the action takes place in between the panels. We use closure to fill in these gaps.

Our lives work like a comic book. All the action of who we are and what we are trying to become happens between the panels. In the end, we don’t remember every single detail of our lives but rather snapshots.