There’s nothing like spending time away for teaching us how weird life is at home.
Robert C Day

Inspired somewhat by:
“so, here you are
Too foreign for home
Too foreign for here
Never enough for both
Ijeoma Umebinyuo – diaspora blues

72 thoughts on “Perspective

  1. I like the idea of new perspectives. We do learn so much about ourselves and those around us and maybe we get a new idea to implement it in our mundane life.
    The upside down picture, reminded me of the way how we see things, because of our curved cornea. Sometimes, the brain does not want to do its part and we keep seeing things upside down. What do you think? Could we always find ways to re-teach the brain to view the world right side up?

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    • From Europe to the US must be a bit of a leap. Did you find it easy to adjust, Dajena? Do you still have an accent? Your writing does. A cute one. Mundane? Life is special – it’s gift. It’s love on bones.
      You have seen the experiments where they make people wear spectacles that put the sky below and the earth above? After a short while, the brain compensates (again) and sky goes up and earth down. And you know that when the glasses were taken from them, after wearing them for a couple of weeks, then the brain takes some time to adjust back, and so even without the glasses – the sky is down and the earth up. But you know these things already – for you are a teacher, and nothing is new for a teacher – yes? 😉

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      • The leap was eased out by faithful airlines 😀 😀
        For every change there are two sides, Robert, the excitement and the blues. I experienced both.
        My accent used to be British, at least that is what people told me when I started living in the US. Now, my British friends tell me I sound American . .. go figure!! 🙂
        Thank you for sharing the experiment. I had not read it before. How fascinating. I love it!
        I am the kind of teacher that always learns something new, and wants to learn it. 🙂

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      • You’re welcome (as regards the experiment) it just goes to show what a wonderful thing the mind/brain is.
        I got asked if I was American the other day – in Subway! I’m still trying to figure out how that happened. When I was a child, I had the same regional accent as all the other kids, but then I tried to lose it and sound more cosmopolitan. I never dreamed that I would lose it so much that I would sound American!
        Blues and Excitement – that sounds like an interesting story you could write. 🙂

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      • Haha yes I’m absorbing all the sun I can!! Long time indeed…have missed reading your posts honestly! Have been busy with visa applications etc. I’m trying to spend some time everyday on the blog too but not always successful in doing that 😦

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