For all the years I've lived in this house, each time I look West toward the mountains, and attempt to take a
beautiful sunset photo or storm photo or fog photo, this monstrosity of an unused light pole has loomed in
BUT, the chair now faced out the windows toward the West. I did not notice it at first, other then the fact that the light less pole was still there.
Then one morning there were a few sparrows on it. Those cross beams are hollow. In and out they came. I'm assuming there are many nests inside based on all the scurrying about. The following day something really funny happened. The red headed woodpecker was perched on top of the concrete pole and pecking away at it. He would face one way for a while and peck....then scoot a little bit and peck. He managed to circumnavigate the whole darn pole while pecking and looking for other low flying birds.
You see, now that I have the chair there, its a perfect place to drink my coffee early and watch the antics of whoever or whatever is coming that morning. Another morning about ten sparrows decided to go up and down the guy wires attached to the pole. It was like watching the Rockettes or something.......in perfect form.
Then the light bulb moment happened! For gosh sakes, this thing that had aggravated me for so long had become such a joyful and humorous and fun thing to watch each and every day. I then realized, it is all in our perception, isn't it?