They consider me to have sharp and penetrating vision because I see them through the mesh of a sieve. ~ Khalil Gibran
There are three classes of people: those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who do not see. ~ Leonardo da Vinci
I was thinking about “seeing” the other day. I find that so many times we see what we want to see, rather than whatever the reality we are confronting truly is. I have had parents of five-year olds who cannot speak a word try to somehow justify that it is normal. I have had parents claim their children were honor students when they could barely write their name. Their reality, what they saw, in no way matched the more common interpretation of the reality at hand. I find this so sad.
When we are willing to open our eyes and truly see the reality of the world around us, the reality of our own strengths and weaknesses, then and only then do we become strong. Admittance of our shortcomings allows us to grow in ways that are not accessible to individuals who remain in denial.
Today, 187 days ’til 40, I am reminded of how human I am and how okay that is. I will strive to make sure that the reality I see lines up with the reality of most people who surround me.