Perception: 1. Recognition and interpretation of sensory stimuli based chiefly on memory. 2. The neurological processes by which such recognition and interpretation are effected.3.Insight, intuition, or knowledge gained by perceiving. 4.The capacity for such insight.

"All perceiving is also thinking, all reasoning is also intuition, all observation is also invention." Rudolf Arnheim

Altered Photo ~ South Florida Sunset 11.2011

I actually gasped while reading today's definition.  The fact that perception relies on memory which we already know is faulty because it's affected by our emotions means the world is indeed more fiction-like than I ever imagined possible.  It could be another reason why I find it easy to be creative. I find it easy to see things from different points of view.  It's funny in that it makes another great sentiment true = we create our own worlds.  I encourage you to go out today and create your own world.

I would also like to give a big thanks to talented Latino writer Phillip Velez for including my blog among so many amazing ones on his 2011 list of Favorite Latino Blogs.  What an honor.


The Broadwalk
“There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.” Aldous Huxley

“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” Edgar Allan Poe

“If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear as it is - infinite.” William Blake
Good Night Moon

“Your agreement with reality defines your life.” Steve Maraboli

"No great artist ever sees things as they are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist." Oscar Wilde

Synonyms: awareness, comprehension, grasp, idea, intellect, intelligence, judgment, knowledge, notion, thought, alertness, aliveness, appreciation, enlightenment, experience, familiarity, information, keenness, mindfulness, perception , realization, recognition, sensibility, sentience, understanding