The wrong end of the telescope?
“I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.” — Dr. Seuss
(above: The Tower of Babel by Dr. Seuss)
Evidently, this worked for Dr. Seuss and others such as Lewis Carol and even other literary or artistic geniuses, i.e., Poe and Van Gogh and Picasso. You get the idea.
Yet, maybe we should ask the question, “who says it is the wrong end of the telescope that they were looking through?”
Who is it that sets the standards of what is considered to be the wrong way to look at things and the right way?
What makes them right and the creative geniuses wrong?
Is it better to live by the strictly stressed set of stapled standards, which are ruled over by others, or should we remember to always look at life the “wrong” way through the telescope of our inner genius?
Trivia: Did you know today is Cat in the Hat Stamp Day? In 1999,the U.S. Postal Service issued the first stamp bearing the likeness of Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat character.The stamp was one of fifteen stamps commemorating the 1950’s.