Monday, July 7, 2008
Along with the almost daily thunderstorms this month of July, come the rumblings of other thunderheads in the mind. Thinking about perception and the way in which we see and observe makes me realise that we experience emotionally as well as physically common sights - and even uncommon sights. For example, as I lean over my back deck railing I look down on the largest elephant hosta in existence. That hosta has been growing for over a decade and now it has become an invader in my small back yard. But it always makes me smile because I can literally feel the strength not only of its power position but also of its tenacity. If I turn my lens upon it either close-up or from above, the two dimensional product will act as a weak sister to the actual sight of it. It's a rumbler on its own!