Those optical illusions where you see either a duck or a rabbit, or a young woman or an old woman, show us that it is all a matter of perspective. A shift of perspective can greatly change what we see.

And ultimately, it is a choice.

A choice to see the other image.

A choice to acknowledge there is another image.

A choice to look for another image.

When we look in the mirror, what do we choose to see?

When we see our children, what do we choose to focus on?

When we examine our life, how do we choose to frame our experiences?

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I write everyday because it allows me to voice what is at the surface. Once that is out of my head, I can dig in another layer deeper. My daily writing practice has been my greatest exploration of self and humanity. Sign up here to receive these thought nuggets in your inbox on the daily.