see things/people for what/who they are... our interpretations/expectations of things can very seriously get in the way... this concept came to me this morning in a visual way...
my cat draco will squeeze himself between things to be near the heat... the way he was laying reminded me of a lesson taught in foreshortening while i studied art history... it has to do with perspective...
edouard manet 'the dead toreador'
national gallery of art, d.c.
when seen from certain viewpoints, things can look shorter than they really are... that is how they appear, but not how they are...
'when people show you who they are
believe them the first time.'
~ maya angelou
as caring, loving people we may want things to be different, may try to adapt ourselves, may avoid what is there... how often do you sacrifice your SELF?
think about it... this ties back into the 'truth to self' lesson, right?