In the first post of the year, I suggested the outlook for the blog was “clear with a touch of Photoshop.” I’m not sure the photos in this post actually live up to that, as the sky is hardly what I’d call clear. Still, they have been manipulated in Photoshop.
In fact, there is only one photo and it’s just been altered to support my theory that how you feel about things has lot to do with your attitude and perspective. Note that I haven’t actually changed the colour levels between the different versions of the photo; all I have done is crop in on different sections.
So, life lessons from parasols:
The very same situation can seem darker or lighter depending on whether you look up at the sky…
…or down nearer your feet.
Distances and difficulty are relative and not always easy to judge. Sometimes things that are really quite near to you and accessible look as if they are a long way off and unreachable.
Sometimes, even when there’s two of you, you don’t seem to be very close together.
Other times, it’s clear that you’re part of a couple.
And sometimes, even if you aren’t part of a couple, you can be confident that there are others like you and you aren’t alone.
Finally, it’s worth pointing out that there are times, even when you achieve some sort of balance, that you feel about as useful ad relevant as a parasol on a dull day.