posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 05:00 PM
I wish I didn't think so. Most people get to look at pictures of the white and blue marble and be filled with wonder at how many interesting things
are contained on it. To them, life itself is fascinating, and the possibilities are limitless. But not to me.
I wish there was a way to reverse whatever dulled my view of the natural world.
Archetypes from early schooling may be to blame. You see, drawings always showed the same brown-trunked, green-leaved tree, with the same
blue-feathered bird perched on a branch, with the same yellow sun overhead. The design never varied.
As a result, whenever I look at a tree, whether it be a willow or the tallest of redwoods, my mind turns back to the stereotypical tree design from my
childhood and thinks, "Nothing to see here. Move on."
It's not just limited to trees. The aforementioned blue bird has greyed my view of all avians, as well. Oh, and all plants are green, and fish are
always a perfect teardrop shape. For years it's been this way, no matter how disgustingly limited I've long since learned these archetypes were.
I am so sick of this thinking. I need my sense of wonder reprogrammed.