m Celtic Cross Celtic Cross - Average Everyday Sane Psycho Supergoddess

August 31, 2005

Eyes Wide Open

Seeing is believing. We say that sometimes. Believing is seeing. That might also be said. Both are true, not one or the other.

The world is as much a projection as a perception.
Every time any one of us looks at the world, we create it.
We never see it all. We never see it just exactly as it is.
Because we can't.
In part because we have a set of very specific and limited tools.
A dog smells more, a bee sees what we can't, a cat hears more.
...and in part because we see mostly what we expect and want to see.

I stand still and close my eyes and then open them for a moment.
And then close them again.
Point, shoot, flash, wind, on to then next framed shot.
I've just made a work of art - an impressionist picture.

Every time I open my eyes I've created another painting.
Because it's all changing - now becoming what was and what is next.
It's like looking at one of those flip books of sequential pictures.
When you fan through the book it seems like a movie.
But it's not. It's just a series of moments that pass for motion.

My images of the world are an art show.
An ongoing, ever changing exhibition in the museum of my mind.
That's as near to the truth as I can get.


At August 31, 2005 10:49 am, Blogger just me said...

My dear sweet pea....you have been spammed.....twice.

That really p*sses me off too cause this is a beautiful point of view. (Get it? Point of view??)


At August 31, 2005 10:56 am, Blogger Celti said...

Yep, saw that. F'ing spammers. I turned on that word verification thing just now as I am tired of deleting them. *hugs* back!

At August 31, 2005 11:20 am, Blogger Jenn said...

Very beautiful Celti girl! and I love the barretts and happy annv. hope you had a lovely evening!

At August 31, 2005 12:45 pm, Blogger Denny Shane said...

Very interesting, yet mildly annoying little guy that keeps running around on my screen. lol

At August 31, 2005 12:52 pm, Blogger Boobabe said...

This was very thought provoking and timely in lieu of all that is going on in The Gulf Region. The world really is a perpetual state of motion. Almost every day while I'm on my commute I will see something that I had never noticed before. I guess it's what keeps things interesting.

At August 31, 2005 1:14 pm, Blogger Cootera said...

That was beautiful, Celti. Almost as beautiful as you, m'dear. Hugs!

At August 31, 2005 7:22 pm, Blogger Brighton said...

Um, I see wizards....

At August 31, 2005 8:04 pm, Blogger Kerri said...

I haven't even read the post yet...just had to tell you I love your little wizard friend! :o)

At August 31, 2005 8:07 pm, Blogger Kerri said...

That is a very thought provoking post. Makes you want to pay more attention for fear of missing out on a masterpiece.

At August 31, 2005 8:17 pm, Blogger Juno said...

Beautiful post.

Your wizard startled me though. Thought my blasted MS Word wizard was trying to muscle in on the action, so I was clicking buttons like mad!


At August 31, 2005 9:55 pm, Blogger midwest_hick said...

nice pic....and the wizard is a nice touch....lol

At September 01, 2005 7:42 am, Blogger Seamus said...

Interesting take on perception - every moment there are new filters. :)

At September 01, 2005 11:07 am, Blogger Rainypete said...

I can honestly say that your little wizard guy is my hero. Anyone who runs around with a propellor in his hat is OK by me.

At September 01, 2005 1:13 pm, Blogger Celti said...

Miss Celti is home sick today, kids. Probably not going to be posting - I dunno. I need a nap. lol

Jenn - thanks! It was interesting. Might be a post coming up.

Denny - You can get rid of him by clicking on him and clicking "hide" if he bothers you. Sorry.

Boo - indeed. Everything changes - don't miss it. :)

Cootera - Aww, thanks! You're too sweet. Hugs!

Brighton - I bet you do. :)

Kerri - thanks! I thought he was too cute. There aer masterpieces everywhere. :)

Juno - thanks! Sorry about the startle!

Mike - thanks & thanks. :)

Seamus - thanks. That's for sure. Glad to hear Taylor is feeling better.

Pete - yay! He rocks. :) Glad you like him.

At September 01, 2005 5:18 pm, Blogger cali said...

What wizard? Where? What the hell are they all talking about? I feel like i'm missing out on something *sulks*.

Nice post though - even if i see no freakin wizards.

At September 02, 2005 7:19 am, Blogger sydwynd said...

I could have sworn I posted a comment yesterday. I know I did. Anyway, very nice post. Well said. It would take too long to recreate yesterday's comment so I'll just say that my years as a chemist taught me that your eyes don't always see what's really going on. That's part of the mystery and beauty of our world.

At September 02, 2005 2:20 pm, Blogger Denny Shane said...

I'll survive... he's not that bad. lol

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