Look Up

This is how I am when the sun comes out. 114.sun.2015aAnd once I look up, I realize how pretty the tree against the sky is. And I remind myself to look up more often.114.sun.2015b 114.sun.2015cUsually we live life straight ahead. One day I realized that if, while on the bus, I moved my line of vision just slightly upward, the ride was a different experience. Instead of looking at the storefronts, which is interesting in itself, I was looking at the rooftops of the old Haussmannian buildings.

When I was a kid, I sometimes walked around my family’s apartment while holding a mirror in front of me with the surface facing upwards. When I looked down at the mirror, it felt like I was walking on the ceiling. When crossing rooms, I would instinctively step over the door frame although there was actually nothing but flat continuous floor beneath my feet.

I’m not sure how I started doing that. Who knows what inspires us to see the world from a different perspective from time to time? All I can say is thank goodness that it happens.

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6 thoughts on “Look Up

    • Your comment made me happy! Thanks for letting me know. I’m glad you had fun. If you ever want to feel like you’re walking on the ceiling, now you know what to do.

  1. My daughter does that with her mirror. I remember doing it as a kid. I feel the same way when it’s nice and sunny. Got to bask in it like a cat!

  2. This is a lovely post! It’s good to be reminded that even a small change in perspective can make a big difference, and that there is a lot to see and be grateful for.

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