the unfamiliar familiar

I was walking to an appointment along a route I had walked before. Along the way, I kept having the slight doubt “am I going the right way?” It was a path I had walked before, but it was also somehow quite new. Just that bit of unfamiliarity that makes you pay a little extra attention, that makes you notice just a bit more.

And then I realized the difference. I was walking on the other side of the street.

It’s amazing what just a tiny shift in perspective does for your overall view.

Try walking on the other side of the street today. I’d love to hear how you get on.