This is my son Nathan.
He’s 12.5 years old.
It’s been a rough few days with him. It’s a dicey combo mixing burgeoning adolescence and the Autistic experience.
His will is strong and he’s often unreasonable. He thinks he’s the rightful King of his world and ours; and I’ve felt discouraged about how poorly things have been going.
But…today, he built these glasses, and it got me to thinking about perspective.
And it gave me a new one.
What’s the bigger lesson here?
What if our windows of perspective are cloudy?
What if the shutters are closed?
How will an obstructed view hurt my ability to guide, lead, or learn?
Will I even be able to notice how poor my vision is?
And how can I get help seeing better?
It’s true that our perspective is limited.
The fact is easy to miss.
We flare with emotion in the dearth of comprehending how perspective works, or doesn’t work.
But, indeed, we can’t possibly see the full view, just the narrow vision our particular spectacles allow.
And with new lens our perspective changes.
Unwittingly, Nathan gave me the encouragement I needed.
This is actually an answer to my prayer for help.
Keep pushing on and Remember the lesson of the Lego Spectacles!
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