Today’s post is all about illusions. Back in the days of print film there could often be optical illusions in photography, such as in the photograph below I took of the Pinnacles up in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Some people might argue that the ghostly clouds in this photo were an other-wordly presence, but I can attest the film was just over exposed and created this image.
When it comes to illusions, I think these can be apply to more than just photographs. Do people ever have illusions about their favorite politician or celebrity being god-like in stature? I think that is most definitely the case. I have seen cases where someone might disagree with a celebrity or a politician’s view point, and avid fans will call the dissenter ” a hater,” which is often an over the top reaction.
Just because someone is in the limelight does not mean they are above ever being disagreed with, and often a celebrity or a politician will take certain stances that they know are going to be divisive. Even the most peaceable people will from time to time say and do things others do not agree with. So when it comes to illusions I wonder why some are over protective of those they esteem, but often do not show the same deference to others they do not care for? I think as long as people are respectful about that we all have the right to agree to disagree. In other words, just because we look up to a certain person does others are under an illusion, or misguided because they critique your hero. Illusions are all about what we choose to see, and who we choose to care for. Humans are fallible, and no one is perfect.