Pareidolia

43976_15

Pregnant with Possibilities

When we lie down on the ground and look at the clouds, we let our imagination wander.  Some days we can just enjoy the endless variety of weather, but on others there as flocks of sheep, horses, faces, etc.   People who study how the brain works call this phenomena pareidolia, the brains ability to perceive things in objects that have nothing what so ever to do with the things themselves.  Pareidolia may be a form of something called apophenia which is a term for seeing unwarranted connections.

I like to think of it as just enjoying the weird.  It reminds me that we are all one big gestalt.

 

 

 

Tags: , , ,

About johnsmithiiimxiii

John Smith, IIMXIII is the avatar of an award winning poet, artist, etc. who still lives in the Palouse country of the Pacific NW. He has not received much notice with his prose . . . but as his avatar, I hope that he keeps plugging along.

2 responses to “Pareidolia”

  1. yassy says :

    I learnt some new words today. Thanks.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: