In the last chapter, Denise explains how the lens we look through affects what we see. Yesterday I observed an event that illustrates the power of the lens.
The subway. A group of 13-year-old boys noisily enter the train. An older man reaches for his bag, which takes up the seat beside him. For a moment it looks like he's going to lift it so that one of the boys can sit down. What actually happens is he hugs it tightly to his side, protective.
At the same time, a young woman looks to the seat beside her and notices a few little pieces of paper left on the seat. These scraps are not hers, but she picks them up to make room for a boy. And when she does, she notices the paper is neatly folded and says "Open me." She opens this little note, and whatever is inside makes her smile.
What lens are you going to wear today?