Perspective is Everything (Almost)

Have you ever notice how perspective can change everything?  I’m talking about physical perspective, but the same could be said for attitudinal perspective, too.

For instance, have you ever seen someone in a car or from behind that you thought was a girl, but when you got a change of perspective (i.e., you could see their face), the long flowing hair gave way to a full beard on the face?  It happened to me just today…I saw someone walking down the sidewalk and from a distance, i thought it was a girl…but when I got closer, it was an old guy with platinum colored long hair!

Even slight changes in perspective can give us new insights and appreciation for things.  Two people who witness a car accident from different angles notice different things – and sometimes that results in conflicting testimony between the two people when asked by the police.

Recently, when we were coming down on the aerial tram from the top of Stone Mountain, I was able to fire off a quick shot of the sculpture of Davis, Lee and Jackson from above and to the left of the image.  When I got it on my computer and saw what I’d capture, it really surprised me!!!  The difference in the perspective from viewing the diorama from at the park at the base of Stone Mountain was huge!!!!  It made the characters almost unrecognizable from closer up, but from down below, it’s very clear who they are.  And the variations in the depth of the carving into the rock surprised me, too.  So, as promised a couple weeks ago, here’s that changed perspective.  To get even a better sense for it, double click the picture a couple of times to see it larger.

And in the meantime, let’s all be careful about judging others since we’ve not walked in their shows and don’t have their perspective on things.

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: the Sioux chief, Crazy Horse, was fatally bayoneted by a US soldier after resisting arrest at Ft. Robinson, NE.  One year earlier, Crazy Horse had led combined Sioux-Cheyenne forces to victory over George A. Custer’s troops at the Battle of Little Bighorn in Montana.  Crazy Horse was killed when he was only 34 years old.

TRIVIA FOR TODAY: a Club Med survey found that couples who dieted (or tried to) while on vacation were three times more likely to argue on their vacation than couples who didn’t attempt to diet.  Those who didn’t diet also had three times as many romantic interludes than those who dieted.  My guess is that this last statistic was more closely tied to not arguing than to any dieting or lack thereof!


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