July 22, 2012


When I first learned to distinguish one type of species of tree from another, my world was altered. It was no longer possible to see a tree and think 'oh, there's a nice tree'.  Instead, my thought was 'oh, there's a nice western red cedar'.

I can't unlearn tree identification. My brain assembles the information and out pops the thought.

Where does this show up in your life?  It might not be trees for you, but something else.  How has your knowledge shaped how you see the world?

1 comment:

  1. Cars. Who knew I was such a car junky. I can do make model and year for many cars. And not so much with trees. To my dismay.