Sunday, October 7, 2007

Snow Globes

I was driving home today and thinking about how my view of the world comes from the inside of my head, a limited orb. It's like living inside a snow globe. There's something inside, there are lots of things moving around, but there's no going outside the globe.

It struck me that human beings are like snow globes. We are trapped inside the orb of perception, the orb of self. We can only view the world from that perspective. Born in the U.S. in the 50's on the East Coast, I can not view the world from the point of view of an Icelander born in the 80's. Impossible.

So we have an earth populated with orbs, each having a self-contained reality. How do we ever make sense to each other?