Isabelle is four years old, and I am her "Auntie Brooks", too.
Here she is, in the above picture, after having a snack and holding two remote controls.
She was saying something like, "The little one has buttons, and the big one is plain."
And I said something like, "Well, from what I see: the big one has buttons and the little one is plain."
Isabelle's eyes widened, and her Grandfather said something like, "Yes, it's just the opposite!" And then he moved to the side of the controllers, so they appeared really skinny with no buttons at all, and said, "It looks totally different from here, see?"
And I just thought it was a cool moment that demonstrated how we all hold a piece of the truth. What we saw looked different, but none of our perceptions were wrong, it's just that from where we were positioned things looked a little different.
Wouldn't it be nice if we could listen to one anothers different viewpoints in all things, with the same kind of respect and understanding? Isn't it true that depending on my experience up to any given moment, that I might see things a little differently than you? Of course the opposite is also true. And together we hold a more complete truth than we were able to hold separately.
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