Perspective

Perspective

I keep learning that I can apply my own ideas and interpretations to that which appears as fact before my very eyes. Changing or widening my focus, or even just stepping away for a short while reminds me that my daily world (small “w”) will keep on turning even when I’m not hovering over it. Things will still be just where they were left off. Most times, crisis averted. And I realize there was likely no crisis in the first place. My concerns, struggles, and problems are also teeny when I declare them as teeny in the perspective of the actual World (capital W).

The Baby with the Bathwater

The Baby with the Bathwater

I work with someone every day who has perfected the art of finding the one negative thing to point out, focus on, and stockpile in her memory despite the myriad constructive things available to tip the scales to the positive.

I choose not to spend much time contemplating her thought process, but I have diligently developed the perception that she truly believes she is helping. She seems to believe that her laser insight will ignite in others the desire to emulate her more and thus become better people in the process. Nonetheless I do enjoy and appreciate my work.

The Heart Opens

The Heart Opens

She runs marathons. She works out. She is a vegetarian. She is fit and trim. She doesn’t look anywhere near her age despite being two years sober and decades not. She is in model physical shape and condition. Except for one thing. That recently discovered total blockage of the widow-maker artery that led to surprise open heart surgery.

She is my best friend since middle school, many decades . . .

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