Assumptions Based Upon Perceptions = ??

The Chicago Files

Iceberg– photo courtesy of http://tophat-imc.com/

It’s Saturday morning here in CHItown.  The sun is brightly beaming down onto Lake Michigan, creating quite a glare on the water.  From my perspective, the blue waves are causing the surface of the water to look like billions of sparkly, shiny gems.  Not that I mind, of course.  But this seemingly normal occurrence triggered my mind to recall a recent event that I wanted to share with you.

Back to the luminescent Lake Michigan for a moment.  As I looked out (sporting the sunglasses, mind you) onto the water, I made a number of assumptions.  I assumed the water was moving quickly because I saw waves instead of a smooth surface.  I assumed the sunlight was intermingling with the waves because the water looked like an endless sea of dancing diamonds.

So these assumptions on my part were made based on my perceptions.  But…

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