Normally, or abnormally, I’m not exactly a list type person, except sometimes. I’m usually pretty decisive, kinda, most of the time, okay every so often.
If you have been a reader of these thoughts for any length of time, you will know that I do enjoy looking through the lens of perspective. One of my favorite books (and movies) is “The Dead Poet Society” because I can identify with the character of John Keating. Keating looks at life from a different perspective and challenged his students to do likewise. True, his methods got him fired in the end, but his students did, even for a brief time, see life differently.
For example, I once thought a statue had no value to a blind person. Then I saw a blind woman touching the marble with tears running down her face because what she “saw” with her touch.
There are some who would say that every story has three sides: My side, Your side, and the Truth. But I contend there are many sides to every story: My side, Your side, My perception of Your side, Your perception of My side, My perception of My side, Your perception of Your side, My perception of the Truth, Your perception of the Truth, and so many more ending with The Absolute Truth.
We tend to perceive in light of our experiences. I have a strong dislike of snakes and believe the only good snake is one that has been made into a wallet, belt, or shoes. Although, I have caught, killed, cooked and enjoyed eating rattlesnake. But that in no way should indicate that I like snakes. However, I have friends who keep snakes as pets (which is why I don’t visit them in their homes very often). Also had a friend who had several snakes, scorpions, spiders and lizards she kept as pets (she was, to say the least, quite a character). But some people have the perception of such reptilian critters as cute and cuddly. I leave those people alone to their own devices.
Never underestimate the power of perception. Not everyone who dances hears the music, some feel the music. And some of us simply have music blaring in our brains that only we can hear and we dance anyway causing people to think our meds are no longer effective.