Not As Expected

At first glance, the scene we encounter might look coherent—a plane departing a runway. Then we recognize the plane is a shadow and the ‘runway’ is a street grid for new housing development. Just because it rhymes does not mean it parallels reality.

How might we remain curious when our first glance seems to confirm expectations? How might we adopt a mindset to make room for variable and serendipity? How might we uncouple past performance from future results?