Looking forward versus looking back

Strange how a shift in perspective changes everything. I was walking north with the sun at my back this afternoon when I noticed this interesting pattern of shadow and light reflections on the sidewalk ahead of me.After walking a little farther, I turned around and looked back at that same image in reverse, this time facing into the sun. And, wow—pretty amazing to see how completely altered something can be depending on your vantage point. Looking into the shadows creates a totally different image than looking into the sun. Good thing to to remember, like the glass that’s half empty or half full 🙂

shadow and light pattern on sidewalk

 

About Katherine Wikoff

I am a college professor at Milwaukee School of Engineering, where I teach literature, film studies, political science, and communication. My blog is a space for playing with ideas about creativity, innovation, lifelong learning, and the nature of "insight."
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2 Responses to Looking forward versus looking back

  1. What a meaningful thought and findings. Great post.

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