Tuesday, April 26, 2011


1. a technique of depicting volumes and spatial relationships on a flat surface.
2. a visible scene, especially one extending to a distance.
3. the state of one's ideas, the facts known to one in having a meaningful relationship.
4. the faculty of seeing all of the relevant data in a meaningful relationship.
5. A mental view or prospect.

I am pondering today on how perspective relates to truth. A wise woman once said, "The truth is the truth, no matter what." And this I believe. This is true. Regardless of what a person thinks, certain things are TRUE. There is order in the universe.

I have also come to the conclusion lately that one of the greatest challenges of life is learning to truly get along with other people, especially those within our own families — those we know and love the most (or do we really know them? Hmmm). It's a shame that we often (and I am guilty of this) save our best selves and our best behavior for acquaintance or even virtual strangers, and we dump the worst versions of ourselves on those we hold dear. Why is this? Is it because we feel they have to keep loving us? Well keep on dumping, sweetie, and find out what happens. Uh huh. That's right.

Ok. Let's go love each other. And show it. And mean it. Every day. All the time.

"Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real." —Iris Murdoch

"'Tis the most tender part of love, each other to forgive." —John Sheffield

"Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke." —Lynda Barry

"There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love." —Bryant McGill