Wednesday, January 26, 2011

On the Subject of Perspective

she would argue with us.
save the dishes for the morning.
we were well parented.
we knew that when at someone's house
when they fed you, you did the dishes.
it was the least you could do.


I didn't get it until I was much older.
But when I did, it just clicked.
It was a paradigm shift.
It wasn't about doing the dishes.
It was all about putting your hands 
in that nice, warm, soapy water.
My mom says Granny called it aqua therapy.

for me it was not only the shift in perspective
 but recognizing the shift.

my point being ...
the way we see things is often times quite limited.
our perspective isn't the only one.
and sometimes all it takes
is one shift to see things completely differently.
But that usually requires one to be open,
and to consider the possibility
that their viewpoint isn't the only one that's right.
And that usually requires dropping ego.

paradigm shifts are cool.

One Love. One Peace. All ways and always. 


alejandro guzman said...

usually for me what gets stuck is the food in the drain...

But I get ya


La Table De Nana said...

I love this trip back in time..:)brought back memories..nice ones..

Anonymous said...

For me Kathleen it was times spent together with family and catching up!

And also dishpan hands......

How is your dad doing?

tbaoo said...

this shot is absolutely fantastic - i really don't like very talented people like you :)

Kathleen (One Tree Past The Fence) said...

omg Taboo you made me laugh so hard with your comment I almost choked on my own saliva.

thank you, no really, thank you.

Kathleen (One Tree Past The Fence) said...

OH Alejandro, the food in the drain, I hate it! Haven't found a paradigm shift for that yet. not sure if I ever will.

Nana those kind of memories, the ones that makes you smile ...and feel warm...usually involve special people.

Sarah... email me sometime and I will update you. YOu are a love for asking!

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