It's nice how it's all neatly contained like that. All outdoors, stuffed into one tiny rectangle. Where I can keep an eye on it. Out the window. Neatly framed.
If you look out the window and blink your eyes away quickly, the list of things you thought you saw will be a much longer list than what you actually saw. Your brain fills in for you all the things you think you ought to have seen. And screens out a huge amount of what you actually saw that didn't jive with what you thought you'd see.
That's just how your brain works. If you don't like it, there's no one you can sue. Unless you're religious.
The upshot though, is that no matter how much you might want
to see something new and unusual, no matter how inclined you are to see the magic, the fairies, the space aliens, the angels and demons, if they aren't already part of your experience
, your eyes will just skip over it. Your brain
will just skip over it, even if it catches your eye.
Here's evidence. Here's proof. There's something in this picture you won't allow yourself to see. No matter how hard you stare. See?
Don't cry. This happens to you literally thousands of times per day. Get used to it. Stay
used to it.
And thank your lucky stars.
Posted by Laszlo Q. V. St-J. Xalieri