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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The 7 Billion Faces of Normal

perspective |pərˈspektiv|noun
1 the art of drawing solid objects on a two-dimensional surface so as to give the rightimpression of their height, width, depth, and position in relation to each other when viewed from a particular point [as adj. ] : a perspective drawing. 2. a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view

I want to hold a million different perspectives in my heart and head. Having just one is so limiting. Sometimes I get stuck in my one perspective and it's a small world when that happens. A brick is only a brick.

I rather live in a world where a brick is a brick and a bookend, a block, a paperweight, a sculpture, a plate, a step, a footrest, a prop, a doorstop, a scratching post for the cat I don't have, a shelter for small things, cookbook holder, a gift, a walk way, a yoga block, a pillow, a stepping stone, a foot warmer on cold nights, a pan to heat up food, etc.

I want to have a million perspectives so I can see my world from as many angles and know they are pieces of the truth. Instead of looking at all the limitations I want to see all the possibilities, all the functionality and beauty that is right in front of me, all the amazing miracles. Instead of trying to clear all my "filters" or lens or perspectives, through which I interpret the world, I want to have no perspective and all perspectives outside my own simultaneously. I want to be able to look through a million different lenses, be limited by none of them, and be able to shift between them as easily as glancing up at the sky.

Won't you join me?

2 comments:

nisha360 said...

It's so funny that you say that I was just thinking how i wish i could see life from the point of view of others this morning in the bathroom. Where are my manners? I am Nisha and I am 20-year-old from South Africa who has CP

Kathryn said...

Nisha, Very nice to meet you. It's like an invisible web how sometimes we think of something and then read it somewhere. I love it when that happens.