“It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it.”
— Anaïs Nin
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8 thoughts on “Shake Up the Familiar”
Get your perception changed, and you see the world in a new way. Wonderful quote from Anais Nin.
I agree! What is your favorite moment in literature where you remember your perception being changed by an author?
Does Shakespeare count? I like Sonnet 29, where he first talks about having a hard time in life and then he points out that all he has to do is think of his beloved and his day gets better. The first time I came across that sonnet, I thought, “Now that’s a good way to get somebody through a tough time!”
Yes! He is one of the masters in perception transformations. Love it! When you write, do you (or will you now) think about how you are transforming the reader’s perception?
I will, now! With my blog, I like to provide funny and/or educational tidbits so people learn something new when they read it. If it makes them reconsider their point of view on a certain topic, that’s a bonus!
Excellent. Facilitating both learning and growing without anyone even knowing it. Now THAT’S how an expert does it. Great job!
I’m sneaky that way. *mischievous grin*
Ha! Success be yours 🙂