Friday, September 12, 2008

Another Point of View

"An upside down house is seen in Trassenheide, Germany, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008. The house was built to enable an alternative view on everyday life for visitors."
This house reminds me of something that happened when my husband and I were dating. Seeing as we just recently had our 5 year anniversary, it seems fitting to tell the story. I'll give the condensed version.
Once upon a time when we were dating and never argued, we stumbled unknowingly into our first disagreement (gasp!). We were just not communicating well (and nothing has changed!) We laugh about it now though. Anyway, back to the story. So, we weren't getting along. It was when we were both in undergrad, so we were on campus. When our disagreement got to the point that neither of us was speaking, Scott asked me to take a walk with him, he wanted to show me something. I thought it was a trick to distract me from my anger and didn't want to go. But my curiosity got the better of me so I grudgingly followed him on a trek across campus. We entered the language and literature building and I was getting totally skeptical. I demanded to know what he was going to show me. He just said "you'll see." So, up 3 flights of stairs and there we were. Standing in front of a small map posted on the wall. He asked me, "What do you see?" I answered, "An upside down map of the world." It was actually printed upside down, but all the text was right side up. Then Scott asked, "Is it wrong?" I knew he was trying to trick me into something so I thought long and hard before I answered..."No, its just different." "Exactly!" he exclaimed. Neither one of us is wrong, we just have different opinions. And so it has been ever since. We see the world entirely different from each other, but somehow, it works. And this way we get to share our upside down worlds with each other. Awww.
map from here


Ashley said...

That's a great story! The upside down house reminds me of a childhood pastime. I would lay on my back and pretend to walk on the ceiling of my house. How cool would it be to actually get to do that!!

Janalee said...

wow I'm dying to go to that house! You introduce me to so many worlds Lynette- thanks!