What Do You See?

“What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.”

― C.S. Lewis, The Magician’s Nephew

I was reminded of these words when I looked out my bedroom window this morning and reached for my camera. What I saw was not what I usually see in early morning light. I had not traveled elsewhere or changed my perspective in any way. But what I saw depended on what I knew as a person. It also depended on my imagination.

I knew that our weather had changed dramatically overnight and what I saw was thick ice covering these windows on the north side of our home. That is unusual for us on the South Texas Gulf Coast so I took a photo through the ice.  When I looked at the pictures, I saw an impressionist’s rendition of a mountain range covered in snow!

What do you see?

4 thoughts on “What Do You See?

  1. As a Michigander, I saw a frozen window. However, I can also see the mountains now that you have mentioned it. Once I told a friend it was snowing. He sat in a cubicle around the corner and said, “No, it isn’t.” When he got up and looked out my window, he could see it was snowing. It all depends on the perspective.

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