I wrote about inspiration everywhere yesterday.
Because I'm an optimist, I see things on the bright side first. But here comes the dose of reality - the not always optimistic one:
Everything we see, goes through a lens of our interpretation of it.
Sometimes memories cloud our eyes from what is actually there, so we turn to our bias, our known history to pull from, our nurture. Sometimes, it's simply a way in which we see the world. So if I look at a family - I see them from my eyes only. Maybe I see a family who tries to stick together, or rather a family who puts up a face to seem more connected than they are, while someone else will see a happy family, or a peaceful family and nothing more.
The term 'we see what we want to see' is not wrong.
But even more accurate is to say 'We see what we know to see.'
Our interpretation is how we see the world. our lens. Our glasses.
And if we find inspiration everywhere - we must embrace the notion that how we see that inspiration - is our interpretation of it.
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
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