“Objects in mirror are larger than they appear.”
When designing a car, it seems a good idea
to help drivers see more clearly
what is behind and beside them.
So we make the mirror convex to take in a larger view
and remind them that the reflection isn’t reality.
we often do the opposite,
allowing what is behind us
to loom larger than what is real,
paralyzing us from making the next move.
We focus attention on our
inflating their importance
which keeps us looking backwards.
Maybe we should imprint our memories with the reminder,
“Objects are smaller than they appear.”