Transforming Perception

How much of our perceptions of the world around us are physical and how much psychological? I suspect a fine line appears between them regarding realities we see and those we create. Several weeks ago, I posted a photo on Facebook of a strange purple berry-laden plant in my yard which I later learned was a pokeweed. I was fascinated by its wild beauty and though tempted to taste a berry, was disappointed to find that it is toxic to humans, but not to birds who eat its berries and excrete the poisonous seeds. Yet perhaps someday, a cosmetic or medicinal use for this exotic weed may be discovered.  So, on the tail of my previous post on the theme of transmogrification, I offer this drawing of my ‘Dandelion Fairy’ who accompanies a lovely quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson that succinctly expresses my thoughts as well.

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