I love these illusions where the mind and eye play funny tricks. The checkered sphere in the front is the same size as the one in the back but our eyes deceive us. That just can't be so..that's not what I see!
I've been away from the blogging world for a few days...had to go to a wedding shower. In this neck of the woods, that means a long drive to somewhere which would entail a minimum of several hours there and what seems like even more on the way back. Well, that means that I needed to have something other than my grubby khakis and polo shirt to wear. I went scrounging around in the closet, come out with a couple of things and try them on for the DH. We have this great mirror at the bottom of our stair landing that is perfect for seeing how something looks...at least I thought it was!
"Hon? What do you think of this skirt? I think it makes me look really wide."
Without raising his head from the computer, "Looks really good...you know, I've always told you that I thought you were gorgeous."
Not to be deterred by a flippant comment when I know darn well he hasn't looked, I trudge upstairs and try another.
"Hon? How about these pants and shirt? What do you think?" I'm seeing that 5 acre spread I've always wanted.. it just didn't come in the form of land. It's been at least 3-4 years since I've had them on and for the life of me..I didn't remember them hugging the side of my thighs that way when I used to wear them.
"Looks really good...you'll have a hard choice." Still not raising his head from the computer.
"Come over here and really give me your honest opinion...you're not even looking!!!" pouty face me blurting out.
He stands behind me and I swear, it was like looking at the two of us in one of those weird mirrors. "You see, I am looking and you are just as gorgeous as the day I met you!! And no, you don't have a five acre spread!"
Our self image gets so caught up in what we see in magazines, through the internet and on TV. Looking in a mirror, I see the age creeping in, everything heading south and just not "looking" like I did when I was younger. My perception of how I looked was strictly on the outside and a skewed one at that where my husband was seeing from the inside..the real person and not the reflection I was seeing in the mirror.
How many times do we look at ourselves in the mirror or see someone on the street and miss the real person only because we perceive ourselves or them just in the outward appearance? Add another thing to my list of to do's...use my perception to attain awareness and understanding of really what is inside and not just what we see on the outside.
Hope your Monday is fantastic!