Friday, February 22, 2013

Transference


“There is an universal tendency among mankind to conceive all beings like themselves, and to transfer to every object, those qualities, with which they are familiarly acquainted, and of which they are intimately conscious. We find human faces in the moon, armies in the clouds, and by natural propensity, if not corrected by experience and reflection, ascribe malice or good-will to every thing that hurts or pleases us.”
 - David Hume

So, the upside down heart shape of the sky between trees caught my eye, and recalled Hume’s observation above. The cloud pleased me. 

Yesterday was a good day in the crazy cathouse. My scaredy cat is beginning to accept inhabiting the same room as the over-exuberant puppy. 

I still haven't found the dog's off switch but it's amazing what a spray bottle of water can do. Just pick it up and she stops jumping. Smart dog.

That's me on the couch at left, with my watering can on the floor in front of me. 

1 comment:

Lucy Corrander at Loose and Leafy said...

It is, surely, the only way we can describe clouds and the cut outs of views by comparisons with things we all know in common?