“You meet a new person, you go with him and suddenly you get a whole new city…you go down new streets, you see houses you never saw before, pass places you didn’t even know were there. Everything changes.”
― Samuel R. Delany
A new city (or country or universe) exists for each person we meet. I find that to be amazing and true. If we allow ourselves to be open to another person’s point of view than even something we’ve seen hundreds of times before becomes new or different. Things like a particular flower or tree that we’ve never noticed becomes something unique and wonderful when its shown to us by an enthusiastic gardener. Even the way we walk or the direction we walk in can change through exposure to someone else’s vision.
Not every country or view that comes from another will be a happy one. Some will disturb us and some may even disgust us. When that happens I try to get to know the other person and immerse myself in their world even more. There is gold there to be mined if only that of gaining new perspective on the land we come from. Of course there are times when the land another shows us may be too much for us and therein lie the largest lessons of all
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Neon Flower by G A Rosenberg