Tag Archives: perception

Our Quest For Beauty

In 2007 I spent two weeks on the island of Kauai.  The very day that I arrived I headed out for Waimea Canyon which I had heard described as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific.”  Having never been to the … Continue reading

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What Drives Us To Defy Reality

The other day I was looking at a photo of Helen Keller and the thought suddenly came to me that not once in her life did she get to see what she looked like!  She had no idea what hairstyle … Continue reading

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Neither Good Nor Bad

Last Sunday one of my parishioners gave me a Peanuts cartoon strip in which Linus reveals that he has a sliver in his finger.  Lucy, never bereft of an opinion, informs Linus that the sliver is proof that he is … Continue reading

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Is That All There Is?

From 1967 to 1971 I was in the Navy stationed on a top-heavy destroyer and home-ported out of Norfolk, Virginia.  At some point during that time period I remember Peggy Lee singing, “Is That All There Is?”  Actually I think … Continue reading

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Having Sight But No Vision

Realities we don’t wish to acknowledge have a way of relentlessly annoying us like mosquitoes buzzing around our heart.  Often the person we think ourselves to be and the person others see us to be are at odds!  That discrepancy … Continue reading

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If I Had No Vision

I was watching a documentary about India which followed a man who pulled a rickshaw in order to earn a living.  He stated that in the summer his head and feet hurt from the sun, but found the winter and … Continue reading

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The Complicating Factor

I was watching an episode of Animal Hoarders which portrayed the difficulties of a woman with 300 cats.  When asked by the therapist if the woman had any clue as to why she felt impelled to rescue so many cats, … Continue reading

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