Saturday, April 10, 2010

Perspectives


Something about this photo captivated me.  Our yard is simply alive with Cardinals this time of year, their lively songs calling to one another and then darting from tree to tree in a massive game of hide and seek.  This one was awash in the early morning sunshine and it almost looks like your seeing him through an antique glass window.

This got me thinking about how perspectives are such amazing things.  People can look at the same scene and see something completely different.  My wavy antique windows enhance the views I see from inside, giving them a slightly skewed yet artistic feel.  This same view could drive someone else nuts and be seen as a hindrance.   This holds true in every aspect of life.  Whether it be landscapes, social situations, sporting events, or the written word.  The perspective is in the eye of the beholder.  Thankfully, our perspectives are what keep us unique from one another.  Even though differing perspectives may lead to heartfelt discussion or even conflict, it is respect for this amazing thing called perspective that get's us through. 

B's cousin posted something to us that I just loved so I have to repeat it.  A quote by Pericles: "What you leave behind is not what's engraved in stone, but what is woven into the lives of others."  From my perspective this is a beautiful way to live life.  What does it say to you?  Enjoy your weekend and all of the wonderful perspectives you encounter!

1 comment:

  1. Love it. If there was only some snow on the tree, it would look like an Xmas card from the 70's.

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