Perception

We all perceive things so very differently……
Knowing this may allow you to respond to mis-understandings with a bit more ease and peace.
We are all so individual, we take information in and use it based on what we have learned already through our senses, through experiences.
If there is ever a mis-understanding (which lets face it, there so often is!!) just take a moment and remember this.
We have all had different experiences and learning and this means no two people will ever be the same.
If you have a moment now, read this poem below it may allow you to get a feel of this in another way

First Day at School ¬†–¬†Roger McGough

A millionbillionwillion miles from home
Waiting for the bell to go. (To go where?)
Why are they all so big, other children?
So noisy? So much at home they
Must have been born in uniform
Lived all their lives in playgrounds
Spent the years inventing games
That don’t let me in. Games
That are rough, that swallow you up.

And the railings.
All around, the railings.
Are they to keep out wolves and monsters?
Things that carry off and eat children?
Things you don’t take sweets from?
Perhaps they’re to stop us getting out
Running away from the lessins. Lessin.
What does a lessin look like?
Sounds small and slimy.
They keep them in the glassrooms.
Whole rooms made out of glass. Imagine.

I wish I could remember my name
Mummy said it would come in useful.
Like wellies. When there’s puddles.
Yellowwellies. I wish she was here.
I think my name is sewn on somewhere
Perhaps the teacher will read it for me.
Tea-cher. The one who makes the tea.

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