A Meditation on Perspective

I almost titled this post “This Too Shall Pass.” This picture I took almost a year ago got my attention and reminded me of the tricks perspective can play. Environments and situations that seem so large, so spectacularly all-consuming when we’re down in them begin to look like little more than lines in an ant farm with enough distance. Not an original thought, I know, but it’s what struck me, and I didn’t know whether to call that thought comforting, inspiring, demoralizing, depressing, enraging, soothing, laughable, absurd, none of the above, or all of the above. I finally decided the answer is, like almost everything else, a matter of perspective, so I expect changing circumstances to morph it into both a warning and an affirmation at different times, but somehow I suspect I will remain convinced of its truth.

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