Monday, July 2, 2012


Perspective is an amazing thing. I wish I could trap it in a jar like I did fireflies as a child. Sometimes I see things so clearly, approach challenges with sufficient perspective and maybe even a little wisdom. Other times I have to travel a bumpy, winding road to understanding and/or acceptance. Other times it feels like I'm caught in a thicket, chasing after an ever-elusive firefly.

Imagine if we could can clarity and perspective for use at a later date; trap that firefly; avoid those bumpy, winding roads that drag out the time until you get to the "aha!" moment. Imagine if instead of overcomplicating things with fear, emotional reflexes and stubbornness, we could simply open a can of perspective that would help us cut through the nonsense and see everything clearly. How much time we would save.