“ The question is not what you look at, but what you see. ” ~ Henry David Thoreau
As a child I have wondered why hotel guests insisted on a room with a sea-view instead of being able to look at the roads and see the busy morning come to life, people running around trying to catch their ride to work while others whistling away their worries and sipping that black roasted coffee bean in a take-out cup.
I used to wake up during every journey to sneak a peek at the sea-view window my father would proudly smile to mum for getting, only seeing waves crushing the shore vigorously, like it’s blaming it for a lost game or a wrong bet. I made it a quest to check every hotel we stay in to see if any of those sea-views were any different…but all my little curious eyes were able to grasp was see that deep blue sea sea sea! allowing me to practice a song I learned in English class!
One day, we could not get that favoured sea-view room and were compensated with a view of beautiful green landscapes near a skyscraper, I finally saw something different! but then, I wanted to see the blue sea sea sea again and I did not understand why.
If you think about it, it’s not the view what is important, its how it makes you feel and what it lets you to see. They say the capitan of a ship can see down below using his heart not eyes.Its the perspective of the view not the view itself.
“When you feel life at crossroads, you need higher perspective view.” ~ Toba Beta
Sometimes in life, we need to step back and pretend were taking the elevator to a higher level to look at the view from afar; such a thought can change your life. Life is how you see it, the view you choose: would you like a beautiful rhythm of waves sliding to shore or would you rather see life as a scenery of green trees and flowers or perhaps a skyscraper standing tall despite all those who told such a magnificent mark it can’t make it for long.
For now, I think I’d like the sea-view please.
“You have the nicest window, you know? None of the others can even compete. It´s not flashy like the others, or bleary – your window gives of this nice, quiet light.” ~ Banana Yoshimoto