How big is the sky?


Working across many years of education and media development, I am forever amazed at the importance of perspective.

Look at the sky, the clouds and the moon. They can appear to be a solid color, solid shape and a bright disc in the pale blue morning sky. That snapshot is really flat. You never see the two hundred thousand miles of blackness between us and the moon. A plane up against the clouds will look like a speck of dust. You have to watch carefully to see the clouds in motion. The sky changes color as if it were a hemisphere screen, from morning to night and back again.

Seeing things as they are requires some perspective. A different angle, a higher vantage point, a more enlightened approach or a researched understanding. This is a worthy goal for life. You will never know it all, but you can start to understand the relationships between the things you do know. This is perspective.