White Apples

This little gem came home in my son’s school folder.

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What a poignant reminder to those of us who want to see beyond the ordinary. To smash paradigms. To explore possibility without constraint or preconception.

We really can’t be reminded – and challenged – on this enough.

After all, the entirety of our world and experience must pass through so many filters — both biological and cultural — before it ever gets to our critical mind. And even our cognition is a booby trap wired with illusions, preferences and slants.

As a good friend once pointed out so eloquently, it’s not so much that we have to push ourselves to think outside the box – as we have to consider that the box might, in fact, be an oval.

Love that.