Written by Karen D. Swim
I have one green eye and one brown eye. The green eye sees truth, but the brown eye sees much, much more. The green eye sees only what is there but the brown eye casts a wider lens to what is possible. The green eye reflects the images of my world as they appear but the brown sees the intricate and sometimes magical detail that comprises the whole.
The first two sentences of the above paragraph were from a writing exercise in the book, Writing Magic: Creating Stories that Fly by Gail Carson Levine. From the list of writing prompts, this one caught my attention as it reveals the dichotomy of our lives. We have the power to imagine while remaining grounded in reality. We see what is there but believe in what seems impossible.
Our eyes may be the same color but our minds allow our vision to shift. Our lens can open wide and broaden our perspective. Just as easily, we can narrow our field of vision and focus on a single infinitesimal detail.
What do your eyes see today – what is there or what is possible?