Depth perception

Why the phrase “perception is reality” is getting so much attention beats me. I think it’s being over-used by the wrong constituency of the human race to explain what we don’t know, or are afraid to know.

Poets are the only folks who ought to be allowed to craft perception, since they do it so nicely, as in…

“To see a world in a grain of sand, and heaven in a wild flower. To hold infinity in the palm of your hand, eternity in an hour.” (William Blake)

Maybe toast-makers could be allowed a shot at it, as in…

“May your neighbors respect ya, trouble neglect ya, angels protect ya and heaven accept ya.” (Irish toast)

Come to think of it, Moms deserve a say in what perception is, as in…

“Don’t even think about it.” (Mom)

Politicians, newspersons, branding gurus, and uncles should opt-out of the perception-making business. Leave it to the experts.

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About Mrs. Fitz

Hello! I'm Michele Fitzpatrick, a Chicago writer. Like our town, a work in progress. As a journalist, teacher and writing coach I think all of us live our stories and sharing them creates moments that remind us we're connected. And that is enough.
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