Sit with anything long enough and you will see it differently over time. Which way is it? We are bitten shortly after birth by the One Way Only Way Of Being Bug. We see everything as this or that. Up or down. Right or wrong. Good or bad/evil... Compare the most recent two posted images, and the one that is to follow this one. They are three ways of representing the same scene. Photographs present a particular way of viewing whatever was before the camera when the shutter opened and closed. "Reality," we like to think. As though reality is one thing only and not a vast multitude of ways of seeing/viewing/evaluating/interpreting/ understanding/knowing/etc. everything. Seeing is interpreting/evaluating/judging/assessing... "What is it REALLY?" Who is to say when and where and how? Makes for a mess. People talk about "The Bible." They all are talking about particular ways of interpreting/understanding "The Bible." The same goes for Jesus, the Buddha and Lao Tzu...etc. When we talking about anything, we are talking about our interpretation/ evaluation/understanding/current way of seeing anything. Life is an optical illusion depending entirely on how we see what we look at. What governs how we look, how we see? Expectations. Experience. Mood of the moment. The list is long. How are things really? It all depends on how we see what we look at, which depends upon the 10,000 things. To be continued...
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I recommend the book “The Ten Thousand Things” by Maria Dermoût.
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