Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Perspective

50 degree temperatures feel oh so much different in March than they did in September. It's the same temperature, just a different month, a different angle, and therefore a different perspective.

That's just my experience here in the north. Do those of you who live in more temperate climates tire of hearing those of us in the north go on and on about our weather? We can't help it. It's such a big part of our lives.

Right now, with the sun shining like I have not seen it shine in over four months, I'm more alive. The affect feels razor sharp after dreary dark and overcast snowy days for months. Oh, we have had some sun on occasion. It's just that now, with spring, our sunshine comes with colors. Don't ask me to explain in any kind of a scientific way. I'm sure there is one. But it's not until late February or early March that I see those colors in each day's light. Sunshine in December and January can, on occasion, be bright, but it's never colorful.

But now, oh my! There's still plenty of snow but just look at the colors in the light! Perspective is greatly affected by the angle in which we view our world. With each new angle, there is a new perspective. During the equinoxes, both spring and fall, when this globe we ride is in balance, I'm usually thrown off kilter because I must move from a perspective I've made routine for several months into one that I always know is coming but still surprises me.

There's nothing to do really but hang on for the ride. I'll soon be into a new six-month routine. And then, just when I think I've got it down, fall will sneak up behind me I'll be seeing things differently all over again.

“In order to keep a true perspective of one's importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him.”

“Bunny slippers remind me of who I am. You can't get a swelled head if you wear bunny slippers. You can't lose your sense of perspective and start acting like a star or a rich lady if you keep on wearing bunny slippers. Besides, bunny slippers give me confidence because they're so jaunty. They make a statement; they say, 'Nothing the world does to me can ever get me so far down that I can't be silly and frivolous.' If I died and found myself in Hell, I could endure the place if I had bunny slippers.” ~Dean Koontz

Speaking of bunnies, ...