from 30 strides away, a leaf looks like a squirrel, especially when it's hoping off the ground in the wind.
from a quarter mile away, a tree stump looks like a dog ready to attack. it's only as a get closer and more rational that i realize it's just the dead end of a tree that once was alive and thriving.
i used to get frustrated at all of these mirages. until today when i realized it's just a form of creativity. i mean, most people might have just seen a leaf. or a tree stump. but not me. not me.
and i am 100-percent standing behind the belief that this does not mean i'm paranoid. just extremely, out-of-the-box creative.