There was once a man who had a remarkable pair of spectacles, rather like Reactolite Rapides except that, like a mood ring, they changed their colour according to his feelings of the moment. When sad, all the world would appear in the colours of sadness; when fearful, in the colours of fear; when angry, in the colours of anger; when contented, in the colours of joy.

He could make no sense of these varied colourings which would not stay still. He had no success in trying to understand why the world kept changing in this way. He suspected that his spectacles might be the cause of the mystery, but every time he took them off to look at them they were, of course, completely clear.


About Ben Naga

Pilgrim on the lam. Please feel free to explore the links to learn more. I trust you will find some things there will have been worth the effort. See you there.

Posted on July 23, 2014, in Not A Poem At All, Writing and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. Love this metaphor. Creative thought.

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  2. Haha, temptation to read all other comments first. But I won’t.
    Great metaphor! How perceptive and accurate when it comes to the illusions many (most?) operate under.

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  3. Love this, Ben! Very deep and great metaphor, as others have said. So true to life and I have a feeling many of us wear this same brand… 🙂

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  4. Very original, Ben. Loved it.

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  5. Ah, that we could view the world through a clear lens, beyond ego – at all times. I love this one, Ben!

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