I love perspective.
I'm constantly realizing that something I've seen previously in such a simple, plain way can change so drastically in my mind.
For example. I was at the Institute Firseside on Sunday and I was close enough to the front that I could see the interpreter for the deaf people. I love to watch these people whenever I get the chance, so I watched her at different intervals throughout the evening. When it came time for the closing prayer, I realized that they probably weren't closing their eyes. It's ridiculously obvious now, but I'd never considered how important sight would be to a deaf person. Now that I think about it, I've definitely taken my own abilities for granted.. even though I've tried not to throughout my life.
I think that's why I enjoy editing pictures so much. There are countless possibilities on how to change little things and make the picture completely different. (That picture up there is my most recent edit.)
I was driving home from the Lion House today and I had my windows and sunroof open on the freeway. It made me realize how much I actually follow the world's ways (not by doing bad things.. I just mean I do things someone else's way because it's the norm.) My hair was flying around my face, I had a giant smile on my face, and I probably looked like a crazy person. Why shouldn't I enjoy the feeling of my hair twisting itself into knots? Why can't I enjoy the sun in my eyes? Why can't I pretend the freeway is a giant rollercoaster? Because people have convinced us that traffic is annoying, other drivers are all idiotic, and we'd all rather be at home in bed than anywhere else.
Wouldn't it be awesome if it was the norm for people to look forward to working or exercising or ANYTHING more than sitting on their bottoms?
Maybe some people do. I know my pappy does. He's my hero because of it.
I'm going to try to change my perspective on life.
Yet another rambler. I feel like this hasn't been very entertaining.. but it's therapeutic for me to write these things out sometimes. My opinion might change in a couple days (or hours for that matter) but it helps me to be able to see things I've considered recently.
Here's a joke for your enjoyment:
Q:What did the 0 say to the 8?