Perception is everything

So, I went for a walk, and I stood to watch the river as it slid past.

The sunshine made the water’s surface a mass of glinting white lines and triangles of light. Moving. Animated.

Shining gulls over smooth green glass.

I stared, mesmerised by the changing surface.

Then I got the sudden vivid impression, the absolute awareness that

IT WAS NOT THE RIVER WATER THAT WAS FLOWING PAST
BUT THE BANKS THAT WERE MOVING.

Things are comfortingly uncertain

Things are comfortingly uncertain

The more I looked, the more I could see how it was the river banks that were rushing along. Green turfed sides surging ever onwards, creating a rippling wake on the surface of the water.

I felt disorientated.

As if I was suddenly standing on the moving floor of a funfair ride.

I actually felt the urge to grip on to a nearby tree, to stop myself falling off this crazy earth ride.

It was as if I could suddenly see through the charade:

Perhaps the river water is always still.

Perhaps it is the earth that always moves.

And what we perceive is a visual joke that never stops.

Which reminded me: Perception is everything.

Perception is all

Perception is everything

can swim

pity I swim so well

About jacqueline S

I get paid to write things for clients. I'm not paid to write here for myself.
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