Perspective

via Daily Prompt: Blanket

Sometimes things aren’t what they seem.

Have you ever thought that someone had the greatest life, you would give anything to live in their world, wouldn’t it be nice to walk in their shoes?

Wouldn’t it be nice to live like a super star? Oh, but I couldn’t live with the public being constantly in my business. Stepping out of a walk in their shoes, you couldn’t really enjoy their lives. Being away from my family out on tour, raking in the cash night after night sounds great until you reach in, and find that they had to attend the school play over skype. They missed being there when that toddler took his first steps, had to watch that over a video text. Heart broken in two watching that 15 second clip over and over again on a 4 inch screen, wishing you were the one at the end of their 5 step trek, to gather them up in your arms and kiss their cheek.

When I put that into perspective, I wouldn’t change a thing about my world.

When I get within 40 miles of being home, the profoundness of perspective illustrates itself to me in a grand way. I live here in Utah, tucked up close to the threshold of the Wasatch Mountains. Mount Timpanogos, sometimes informally referred to as Timp, is the second highest mountain in Utah’s Wasatch Range. Timpanogos rises to an elevation of 11,752 ft above sea level in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. I have full view of this every day right from my front porch. The view from my salon windows is breathtaking, as from there, if you look over the house tops it is a less obstructed view.

There is a smaller peak nestled right in front of my view of Timpanogos that you can see here in this photo, the peak on the right side of this photo looks like it is almost the same elevation. Mount Timp

From my windows, looking at this view, I am always puzzled; why doesn’t the snow line come down to the same elevation? Why does it seem like Big Baldy only gets a dusting of snow, and Timpanogos gets a full Blanket.

It becomes apparent when you get a different view.

It becomes obvious when you see it from another’s eyes.

You step back and take a better look and those reasons are evident.

Look at the whole picture, and it is undeniable.

Perspective.

Mt Ti,mp

Same day, same mountain range, same beautiful fluffy clouds tickling the tops of Timpanogos.

But now look at Big Baldy. It’s the almost bare peak on the left of this view. Now the reasons why, are drawn out in front of us like an artist rendition. It isn’t at all what it seems when this is brought into view.

Apply these lessons to daily routines.

It becomes apparent when you get a different view.

It becomes obvious when you see it from another’s eyes.

You step back and take a better look and those reasons are evident.

Look at the whole picture, and it is undeniable.

Perspective.

 

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