Having a few moments to spare today my thoughts turned to how a simple action can change our whole conception of something or someone. We see something in our daily lives, as we go shopping, walk the dog, collect the newspaper, and it creates an instant impression in our minds. Whether there is a reaction is another matter entirely, but we have seen and whatever it is that we have seen has been registered somewhere in those little gray cells. But if there is a slight change to what we first see, our impression changes instantly.
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This is my example. Two women walking down the road, minding their own business, next to one another. They might be together, they could just be walking in the same direction and not even know one another.
We immediately focus on certain things: their clothing; their looks; how they move. We notice certain things, such as the low line of the yoga pants, the tightness of the tops, the lack of a bra, the sunglasses, the cap. An impression is immediately formed in our minds.
Think about your impression for just a moment.
Now I am going to change one small detail in this photograph and you will see how your impression of these two women, what they are doing, who they are and everything else, changes.
Imagine them holding hands.
Love & Kisses, Viki.