It's like seeing an old friend after a couple of years. One may say, "It's been so long, I hardly know you anymore!" while another will open the conversation the moment they get into the car at the airport with "So as I was saying..." and the two of you will pick up the conversation as if only a pause for a sip of wine had interrupted the story.
That's how you and I are. So, as I was saying....
Perspective is a funny thing. Take the case of the first hamster as an example. One hamster. Four people. One felt guilty. One felt sad. One felt relief. One was appalled. One was dead. See? It's all about where you are placed as to what your perspective is regarding any given situation.
This week on the "I am the diva" website, the zentangle challenge was to do a tangle using your non-dominant hand. I approach life right-handed. My left hand is a supporting character in the life of my hands. Now it had to be the star and my perspective on tangling had to change. The angle of the paper changed, the angle of the pen shifted and I discovered that I kept forgetting to breathe.
Pretty rough. But check this out! Get up from your computer. Now back up, a little more, more, one step more. Stop right there! Now if you look at this, the lines look a little smoother and it feels less jangely. That's because you have changed your perspective. Cool, huh? Okay, you can come back to the computer now.
For those of you who didn't participate in that last experiment, the image that follows is a poor example of what you would had experienced had you stepped away from the computer screen but you will get the gist.
I'm not so sure that I would try this again unless it came up in another challenge, but it was fun and I was certainly challenged! Now, I challenge you to change your perspective on something you do every day just by using your non-dominant hand. Eat soup. Brush your teeth. Comb your hair. Try using your mouse with the other hand! And don't forget to breathe!
And it won't be two years before you see me again!