A change of perspective is a good thing, a jolt to the mind and body. We often get so wrapped up in our own reality, we forget there’s a whole world out there.
Driving from Dallas to Little Rock, I watch the landscape rush past my window. High above winter fields and railroad tracks, clumps of bird and squirrel nests perch in bare branches. I think about those birds and squirrels and the vistas they enjoy completely different from my typical view five-feet-seven-inches from the ground.
As children we draw, sing, create stories for dolls and battles for army men. Each day is new as we live life from different places. Literally. Underneath the bed, atop the highest tree branches, inside the attic, beneath a fort made of freshly laundered sheets. Within our minds…
The windows of The Garden Cafe are papered with snowflakes, each one as unique as the child behind the scissors. The monster snowflake catches my eye first. Whimsical, fun.
Today I hope to see life from a different angle, stretch my mind, be the girl who colors outside the lines. Only maybe I’ll cut out funny flowers instead of silly snowflakes.
Grace Grits and Gardening
Sheryl Crow, A Change Will Do You Good
Jessica (Savory Experiments) says
I’ve lived all over the US and it is amazing how many cultures we have right here. So much fun to travel and challenge your perspectives.
Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says
What a great post and reminder. It’s funny how much our perspective influences so many aspects of our life!
Talya Tate Boerner says
Thank you Jamie!
Beautiful post and yes we sometimes need to find that courage within us to draw outside the lines. Great pictures 🙂 I love the giant snowflakes!
Talya Tate Boerner says
Love the photo of the Arkansas River. As for the Dallas to Little Rock drive, I’ve done it, and some. The Dallas highway entrance ramp terrified me. Finally, I have some beautiful snowflakes on my walls at school. Thanks for stopping by.
Dorothy Johnson says
Great post! May we always find the courage to be true to ourselves and color outside the lines! You do a great job of it already.
Kathy Combs says
When we see things in a different perspective it opens up a whole new world to us. I think I am with you. I would cut out flowers instead of snowflakes. I am ready for flowers and spring! ♥
Shilpa Garg says
Well said, it is all about perspective! In order to understand ourselves, others and the world around us, we need to be able to change and adapt our perspectives. And that change often surprises us!!
Short but very appropriate post! Everything should be seen in different perspective to understand more about them…
Vidya Sury says
I love your photos and the premise of your post. Just ten minutes ago, I wrote down the word “perspective” in my notebook for something I thought about. Truly, reframing something is a great way to look at it! 😀 And of course, I am a Sheryl Crow fan!
MIchelle Liew says
Life is so beautiful when you choose to see it in a different way!