I’ve been accused of seeing the world through rose-colored glasses. My mom tells people that when I was just a little girl, my little sisters and I had set up a tea party using the piano for a table. My sisters were upset when Mothe told us we had to move our party because our “tea” (colored water, actually) would ruin the piano if it spilled. But according to Mothe (that’s not a typo… We call our mom “Mothe”—short for Mother), I smiled and said, “That’s okay… we’ll just have a picnic!” And we spread a quilt on the floor and had a lovely picnic tea!
Mostly I’m thankful for the inborn gift of rose-colored glasses. But sometimes I realize that my rosy glasses keep me from being realistic about some of life’s harder things. I’m working on learning to recognize when those “glasses” are a benefit and when they are a hindrance.
Let me just say that Google’s “Auto Awesome” feature for GooglePlus is not helpful for those of us trying to wean ourselves from seeing the world as sunnier than it actually is. Just look what Auto Awesome did with some of my photos!
Auto Awesome even made it snow! Click on the image to see what I mean.
Okay, as pretty as the original scenes were, who wouldn’t choose the “auto awesome” version over reality? Is that a problem? I fear it can be when only viewing the rose-colored version of the truth keeps us from accepting what’s real, and maybe doing what’s needed to make necessary changes. I think maybe we writers tend to create our own versions of truth more often than the general public. Or maybe it’s just me. 😉
What about you? Do you wear rose-colored glasses? If so, do you see it as a gift or a problem? If you’re not one of those “rosy” people, do you sometimes want to slap those of us who are upside the head and say, “Get real!”? Do tell!