Friday, January 16, 2009

I See Wooden Faces

Page-a-Day WC - 315 words

Blogger has decided not to cooperate tonight. So, instead of a picture and a caption, you get lots of pretty words.

Do you know what pareidolia is? It can be best described as seeing the face of Jesus on a burnt potato chip or finding familiar shapes in the form of clouds. It's how we are wired.

Lately, I have spotted three different faces on two of the doors in my house. One looks like it belongs on a Halloween pumpkin. Very creepy. The second which is kind of attached to the first has more of a Mardi Gras appeal. So does the third one I spotted on my bathroom door.

I don't know what is going on. When me and my mom moved here about five years ago, I didn't notice any of this. All of a sudden, I'm seeing faces on every door and can't really take my eyes off of them. Next thing I know, some ghost shrink is going to pop up and ask me about my relationship with my mother. Just very strange.