Seeing Through Someone-else’s Eyes


Going for a walk, despite its physical distancing obstacles, can still be great.  For me, it isn’t as great as going for a bike ride, but that isn’t a fair comparison.  When the bike is really humming, you might appreciate the landscape in its broad beauty, but there are details that you would miss.

Out for a walk on Saturday, my girlfriend stopped to admire several things that I have passed numerous times, but failed to take notice of.  These were nature things like odd groupings of wild flowers and rivers that I had only seen one side of.  She even found beautiful flowers outside a convenience store I have never set foot in. She stopped to take pictures–all of which were quite good.

It was so great to see my little corner of the world through someone-else’s eyes.  Her mood was infectious and I was glad to see that what had been familiar really wasn’t that familiar.  That’s a pretty easy call for Today’s Perfect Moment.

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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1 Response to Seeing Through Someone-else’s Eyes

  1. blossomkitty says:

    I have been walking a lot and have to agree. Although I always appreciated that I live in the forest, I never knew it as well as I do know. I’m crazily mushroom hunting and my partner is an excellent fungi spotter ❤️🍄

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