Reflections can be a mirrored image or a distortion with little resembling the object reflected.
Here in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle,
the F/V Pamela Rae’s bow is reflected in the salty,
cold waters of Salmon Bay.
But instead of being easily recognizable as the bow of a fishing boat,
it is a rather pleasing distortion.
But a distortion, just the same.
Reality vs. distortion.
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What about my thoughts?
My thoughts can reflect reality or a distorted view.
But unlike this reflection,
when my thoughts are distorted,
they are not always pleasing.
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Why are my thoughts sometimes distorted?
Often I know that my skewed thoughts come
from anger, selfishness and pride.
Sometimes it takes me a while to come around
to right thinking in a given situation,
often simply because I don’t want to be wrong,
I’m stubborn that way sometimes.
But in reality,
being stubborn and wanting to be right,
only creates tension and
puts up a barrier to problem solving,
resolution and reconciliation.
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Which is better?
Reality or distortion?
In photography, both.
In my thoughts.
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