Perspective is an instrument of depth, and life without perspective is devoid of sense. Imagine one straight line on a white stretched canvas or a single crotchet floating on an empty stave. Imagine a world inhabited by manufactured humans all looking and thinking and feeling the same. No contrast. A single point of reference. Nothing to challenge ourselves.
Some people do want to live in this world: one in which their own perspectives were imposed. They don’t realise the ugliness this would bring about; the distorted nature of a world blinded by a lack of sense of proportion. For where is the beauty of blue without yellow? and where is the power of light without shadows? How could harmony subsist without contrast? And what would peace mean without tension?
It is all down to acceptance: acknowledging our little -yet crucial- role in this place. It takes courage to gain perspective, to force ourselves to see through other people’s eyes; and daring humility to face “the whole picture” without turning our gaze down. I rather gather the strength however, because…perspective is an instrument of depth, and my ultimate hope is to lead a life rich in sense.