Changing Perspective

The Grass

Recently, we were battered by a storm of heavy rain and strong wind. Thank goodness, it wasn’t as bad as we had last year.  Electricity and telephone lines remain intact including the tall grasses still standing. Life maybe stormy, this too, passed by. All is calm.

For years, the title of this site has gone through many name change from “3Ps by Seeker” to “Life is like that” to “Reflections” including my pseudo name from Seeker to Pilgrim to Perpetua. I made a decision that I will stay with Reflections using my real name.

Christmas Lights

The Christmas lights in the dark reminded me of fireflies, a memory from the Philippines.

Viewing the world in the dark, the light shines brighter. As I reflect on this photo before the winter solstice, each light represents the people in my life who loves, takes care and helps me recover from the return of mental illness especially my family, doctors, neighbors, and friends. For these, I am grateful for their loving and caring nature not to mention all the prayers from them.

Reflection Gift of Life

A Gift of Life

What amazes me lately is the healing power of a child that is entirely depended on you. Placing her by the Christmas tree is a reminder that life is a gift. Her GG (gorgeous grandma) sends me photos of her all the time as my anti-depressant. I am thankful to my sister posting instant pictures of the baby as an extension of her eyes as well as her heart.

Reflection Gift of Friendship

Reflection of me, my childhood friend, my sister and baby Layla

A better perspective quote about Eeyore that is reflective of my current situation.

“One awesome thing about Eeyore is that even though he is basically clinically depressed, he still gets invited to participate in adventures and shenanigans with all of his friends And they never expect him to pretend to feel happy, they just love him anyway, and they never leave him behind or ask him to change.”

Reflection Gift of Country Canada

One of the sails at Canada Place

I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. ~ OG MANDINO

I no longer view the world with my iPad. My brother gifted me with a hand-me-down iPhone that takes better pictures. Until now, I am unsure whether I will look at my surrounding in a different lens. For now, I am contented with this gadget as a camera and not as a phone. This phone has no data, and that’s the way I want it. Off the grid.

Photography is an aid for my mental wellness in assisting me to focus outside myself the simplicity of my surroundings that will reveal life is worth living in spite of mental illness.

5 thoughts on “Changing Perspective

  1. I agree, so many things we do assists us to focus outside of ourselves. But not many people realizes ” the simplicity of our surroundings that will reveal life is worth living in spite of mental illness.” Thank you for sharing your insights, Perpetua.

Please share your reflection. Thank you.

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