I know the staircase has a landing, even when I can’t see it. There is no such thing as a staircase without a landing for staircases are meant as a road to take you up or down to ARRIVE at your destination.
Still, if I stand at the bottom and look up through the maze of curving handrails, it looks like that walkway is neverending. What a weight that perception holds…
I can feel it even when I know it can’t be true.
Perceptions, they can be so deceptive.
But that weight can be overcome by the knowledge that A staircase HAS to have an ending added to information gathered along the journey once we start the climb. Do we pass floors? Do they have numbers to tell? What information did I gather before entering the building, like how many floors are there?
By doing this, we can turn a 2-dimensional perception into a 3-dimensional prediction/map.
Don’t let the weight of perception alone crush you. Reach out, look around, and ask for help.
Several months ago I had the privilege of being speaking with Randy Lacy, host of the Between the Lines podcast. Our episode recently aired and I am excited to share it here with all of you.
Randy is a great encouragement to literature of all kinds in Canada and elsewhere. Please visit his website and to more episodes with other great poets and writers. Don’t forget to subscribe to Randy’s channels.