Thank you so much for weighing in on my perspective blog which truly underscores how easy and common it is to see something in a photo, a situation, in life in a totally different way to someone else.
It all comes down to our personal filters. Having said that, however, not sure what filters I was wearing when I sauntered between the two tectonic plates in Iceland a few weeks ago and something caught my eye.
It was magical and intriguing to see it so clearly – a rather large puppy resting on its paws.
I had to capture it. Believe it or not, the puppy was the first thing I saw in the scene and the only thing until many of you chimed in with your sightings. Of course, I understand that it is literally rocks and snow, but my figurative imagination was switched on, as was many of yours when you weighed in. Again, thank you for offering so many different perspectives, though I am still searching for the shape of an antique chair, for example.
See below some of the scenes and sights spotted:
- Snow on a grave marker
- Snowy outdoor scene over trees and rocks
- Snow bunny in a hat (a few versions of a bunny rabbit, including an Easter bunny)
- Two faces
- Animal like a lion reclining
- Forest wooded area
- Antique chair covered with snow
- Furniture in a room
- A lady laying down in the snow
- Baby Yoda
- People bowing down
- Uncared for gravestone
- Two small puppies or maybe just one small puppy
I worked out later that the small puppy or puppies can be seen in my big puppy’s paw. As one participant said, there is a lot to this photo. It is all what the mind spots. Still, often after someone has spelled it out to me, I find myself saying, ah ha, I can see what you mean. A close acquaintance of mine said just that when I put before her my tracing of the puppy.
How refreshing to have my perspective seen and heard. It doesn’t always mean agreement but at least it opens the door to new experiences and perspectives.
Truly, I have enjoyed experiencing newness in this one exercise. Hope you have, too. Let’s keep it going, trying to see another’s perspective, particularly for the sake of creating a healthy legacy for living together more harmoniously.
Watch this space for more legacy talk.