20100618

THE MAGICAL TWIST


Iza showed me this.
My inherited tendency, my perceptive eyes, told me that it was
A SHIP
she's sending me.
" Mama, for you ...


A BLUE WHALE."
A magical thing has happened in my brain.
I suddenly saw a BLUE WHALE.
Do you see a BLUE WHALE?


What a twist in my perception!
Did a chain of chemical reactions happen in my brain ?
Now i can always see this a BLUE WHALE ...
Even when i post it right now ...
I see the tapering body, the fin and tail ...



I feel so fortunate to have this natural born time lag in connecting a thought and my verbal response ...
Always, it is a disadvantage.
But i can see its edge here.
This has happened for more than 3 weeks ...
I could still experience the magic ...

If you can delay a second, you will see a totally different picture or hear a different story.

I recall an episode in the The Little Prince.
" Whenever I encountered a grown-up who seemed to me at all enlightened, I would experiment on him with my drawing Number One, which I have always kept. I wanted to see if he really understood anything. But he would always answer, "That's a hat." Then I wouldn't talk about boa constrictors or jungles or stars. I would put myself on his level and talk about bridge and golf and politics and neckties. And my grown-up was glad to know such a reasonable person."

I just think what other possible responses would a child have ...

May be she is like iza. She will strongly protest her thought ... which makes a grown up feel disturbed and annoyed ... on her side, she will also find the person disturbing and annoying too. She will then reserve her innate thoughts and feelings to herself.

Maybe she is someone without a firm belief to herself. She will follow whatever you say and will abandon her original thoughts.

May be she is a little good one with tons of patience. She may not be masking her feelings or thoughts like the Little Prince. Whoever misunderstands her original thought, she will keep explaining ... but how long will she insist to do the same thing to the same person who always misinterprets her. She is still a nice little one but will find that person not the right one to share her thought.

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This is something i always know but only feel how powerful this is till i encountered with the BLUE WHALE.
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12 comments:

Line+Liv said...

... as always so lovely ... happy wishes for the weekend, best Wiebke

kenza said...

Beautiful! I am moved to tears... Thank you. So wise and so gentle.
There is a bleu whale if you want it to be, that is the beauty of it all! Life is simple magic if we let it be that way, but they say only children can do that. I do not believe it is so. If you have a pure at heart you can see just about anything you want!
Thank you!

nath said...

shame most of us loose that ability to see beyond the surface of things as we grow up...

CdP said...

My first son is a fan of the ocean, orcas and whales from which he has 3 years ...

The peace of this world pull up!
Marie
croixdeprovence.over-blog.com

Evelyne said...

Comme Kenza je suis émue par tes pensées, je m'efforce tous les jours de voir "la balein" chez mes élèves.
Je viens de relire une conférence écrite de Henning Kölher "le miracle de l'enfance"

itsoh said...

great post!!
wish you a happy WE...

Agnes Leung said...

What a lovely thought! You are really a sophisticated woman, simply adorable!

alliot / iza said...

Thanks so much to you ALL and your gentle words. Life is simple magic.
Dear Evelyne, yes, trying to see the "whale" everyday. It's beautiful. And, I've tried to search Henning Kolher's "miracle child" ... but cannot find related information.
May I have more information on this? Thanks!

Yoli said...

Don't ever loose your childhood eye, that is the eye of the true artist.

Fei An said...

An other inspiring post again!!! And so inspiring of all these wise ladies' comments:

There is a bleu whale if you want it to be, that is the beauty of it all! Life is simple magic if we let it be that way, but they say only children can do that. I do not believe it is so. If you have a pure at heart you can see just about anything you want!

Don't ever loose your childhood eye, that is the eye of the true artist.

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Thank you !

Fei An said...

Yes, Life is simply magic!!! And we need to believe in Miracles...and all those good things.

just me said...

Thank you for this series of posts.