Wednesday, February 22, 2012

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's some dust in your eyes! (Apophenia)


Apopheniathe experience of seeing meaningful patterns or connections in random or meaningless data. (Multiple sources gave the same or very similar definition.)

I see faces everywhere; not just on things with faces.

I drop my keys on the desk, only to see two key rings making googly eyes and a pair of keys making a mouth.

Eating dinner, dust on the floor looks like "The Scream" -is it odd that I trust Wikipedia's linked image more than others?- and try to ignore it.

I see them in restrooms, dust on cars, cobwebs, pieces of paper, and letters in oddly arranged sentences.  At least ten or twelve times a day my brain tries to decipher a face.  I can tell when it tries and fails, because I'll just see a nose, or a chin.

So I'm going to share the ones I remember to photograph.

Mind you, I'm not much of a photographer and often don't carry my camera, so sometimes my phone will do the picture-taking.  (I apologize to those whom the grainy quality will bother.)

I think the frequency will impress people more than the quality.

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