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SoCS-April 22,2023-What is Seen

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “scene.” Use it any way you like. Have fun!

At first, I thought, “What the heck can I do with this prompt?”
So, I just let the word simmer on a back burner for a moment. And suddenly my post came into view. You may say, “The scene had been set.”
I first imagined a crime scene and then the scene of an accident. Then a meme from this morning.
<Excuse me… my dog just vomited on the carpet.>
Where was I?… The meme I saw this morning found its way back onto the scene.

And this made me aware of how many ways a scene is perceived. Some people see colors and others notice lines and patterns. Some fixate on single objects while others scan the scene in grids.
This is precisely why I tend to reread paragraphs, sometimes chapters, in books or listen to podcasts more than once. Instinctively I know there’s more that I’ve missed than I’ve seen. My sense that there’s a greater depth present in scenes, ideas, and people than I can comprehend in a single dose, makes me question everything… especially my own perception.
I’ve come to realize that many people either don’t recognize that those extra clues exist or just don’t find them useful. Certainly, life would feel less complex experienced in glimpses, and I don’t see that as an unpleasant attitude so, as the meme suggests, that’s purely their prerogative… their view.
But for me to trust anyone’s advice or perception, I need to feel confident that they do question themselves and have an understanding of the depth and scope of the scenes we observe because that lets me know how important truth is to them.

Happy Saturday Friends! Hope all your scenes are beautiful ones this weekend.


I love a well told story. If it makes me laugh, all the better.

16 thoughts on “SoCS-April 22,2023-What is Seen

  1. I completely agree with you about the importance of questioning our own perceptions and understanding the depth and scope of the scenes we observe.

    It’s fascinating to consider how different people can see the same scene and yet have vastly different interpretations and experiences. By recognizing that there are always extra clues and complexities present, we can open ourselves up to a deeper understanding of the world around us. And ultimately, seeking truth and striving to understand the scenes we encounter are essential for personal growth and development.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with beautiful scenes and meaningful insights. 👍👏👌😊

    1. Thanks, this is a thought-provoking quote, one that reminds me to look and think outside of my own box and see the surroundings and world for what they are. Nice response to the prompt!

      1. Thanks for reading it! I can only speak for myself, but I always feel like there’s so much more going on than meets the eye in every scene. ❤

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