There are many times when I’ve felt I know exactly what I’m looking at; then change the perspective or look again and find I’m looking at something else completely. When looking at this picture I know I was leaning over the rail of the bridge, looking at a creek, but I can hardly persuade myself that I wasn’t looking up at that tree with turning leaves. Both convictions give me a slight sense of vertigo, mostly from not really knowing what I know. This makes me wonder whether anything we perceive is “real.” Whether whatever is real or not may not matter if those in each of the many groups people belong to consent to whatever real may be for their groups’ identities. This may not match or mesh well with other groups, but then people, frequently the same people, often belong to groups that don’t mesh or match. I don’t believe it is possible for any one person exist in just one reality or group. Which makes me wonder why if people can get along with themselves it is so difficult for groups to get along together. A key to maintaining a balance between each of the many groups and all the realities is to acknowledge that others exist. The choice becomes to or to not judge others’ perceptions. To or to not perceive judgement. I would prefer neither, but to instead keep looking down into that sky and to enjoy that slight unsteadiness. How do you perceive your perceptions?