The Objective ‘I’ ?

(The eye of the journalist)

When we report the world

we describe a kaleidoscope.

The essential elements

may always be the same

but each person has a different view.

Each time each person looks,

the pattern changes,

as do the circumstances of the viewing

and the language each chooses 

to interpret what we see.

Only one thing is certain:

there is no one, simple, 

accurate description.

The best we can offer

is an honest account

of the impression we gained

from our tunnel vision,

and let others have their say.

Perspective comes

when we acknowledge

that those

without access to the kaleidoscope

have a different tale to tell.

Mike J

Journalist, trainer, editor; storyteller; amateur historian.

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