Zen Spot #251 - Mindfulness, meditation and how she hears a songbird at dawn December 4, 2019 00:00
Where I see red, you see blue
When I tried to explain my idea, to a friend, that there’s no way to prove that two people see the same colors in the same way, she looked at me like I was crazy. — or perhaps obtuse. Trained as an engineer, deviating from a linear view of the world prevented an assessment. Pragmatic to the core, she thought any discussion was a waste of time.
Having just taken a philosophy class, the idea fascinated me. I live in my head.
Rising late, mostly
I rose early last Thursday — early enough that I could hear the call of morning birds. A bolt struck spontaneously.
What if she hears a completely different song?
One voice. All voices.
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