Allowing it to see the outside world. Hm. I have two lenses since I have two eyes, thus I should be able to see the outside world pretty darn clear, right? Well, okay, we have a brain to go with our lenses that process information. Our camera lenses see the outside world colored by what we have already tucked away.
Going a step farther: Children do not have a brain full of experiences as we do. Their brains are filling up with what they see in the outside world. Their little lenses capture everything they see and tuck it away. So what do they see?
Life is difficult for the single woman. She struggles with everyday life. All doors seem closed and life is an endless tug on her fraying nerves. Her child is a camera capturing the pictures, pictures that will be stored away, pictures that teach, pictures that color the child's world. There is no explanation that comes along with those pictures. No, the lenses just aim and shoot. The picture is taken.
What subjects have we been for those little lenses? What do we do to clear the fog created by our own past?
I have worked hard to focus on the positive. I have worked hard to create a beautiful landscape for my granddaughters to enjoy. I work at presenting a good subject on which their lenses can focus. I never know when the lenses will be focused on me.
I am a camera.