Tuesday, May 12, 2009

another day in paradise

If you change the way you look at thing, the things you look at change.

when I was in austin I picked up a magnet with the above quote above, there was no credit given to who coined the expression, but googling it I found it is attributed to wayne dyer, a contemporary "motivational speaker" and "self-help book author". I would not be surprised however to find that he 'borrowed' the saying from some anceint proverb - it does has that feel about it.

today I'm heading out for day two of my week of jury duty. I wasn't called yesterday ...but who knows what will happen today. according to the bailiff who provided yesterday's orientation, the cleveland courts are among the busiest in the state of ohio. okay, gotta go, can't be late!

phil collins another day in paradise

photo: 'cleveland venus' by jim dine in front of the carl b. stokes u.s. courthouse, cleveland (oh, btw, I'm not at this courthouse)


barbs said...

Great city scape and I am not usually appreciative of cities. Have fun waiting with the jury pool - maybe you will meet some interesting new people. One can only hope!! LOL

Roy said...

Wow! That's a pretty cool-looking courthouse. Heh, heh! Here in Newport ours are early American (Federal style in this case) brick structures. We make up for a bland style with an abundance of history.

Meri Arnett-Kremian said...

Hope you have more than one good book to keep you company while you're swimming in the jury pool. What time do they let you leave each day that you're not selected for a jury?

R.L. Bourges said...

jury duty - that must be an interesting experience.

The quote itself may be from Monsieur Dyer but what he's expressing has been around for quite awhile and is an averred fact in perception - change your focus, you change your perception of the object itself (the most famous of these experiments being the 'Gestalt' of the vase becoming two profiles, for eg.)

Great song and couldn't help noticing that chilling poster in the vid: 'Please don't give to beggars, they cause traffic problems.' Right.
No further comments, Your Honor. :-)

Candie Bracci said...


Great pic and love this song

Have a nice day :)

willow said...

You know, I've never been called to jury duty.

Love the Dyer quote!

ArtSparker said...

They do it by phone here now, so you don't have to show up unless something is actually coming to trial. Then you do have to go through the whole being selected thing.

Anonymous said...

Nice shot! Mom called called to jury duty( 1st time ever, in over 30 years of living here )! She can't serve due to her dialysis( and being legally blind doesn't help her to "see" the evidence ), so had to get a note from her doctor; she felt like a little kid. I've served on two panels and called up for a third( that I didn't serve on ). Interesting watching how the justice system can work, up close.