Three views of the same window

It is extraordinary to be reminded that even as we sit next to each other,

at the same table just inches apart,

 even as we look out of the same window

what we see through that window is not the same.

It is easy to imagine that what we experience with those close to us

in what seems to be a shared circumstance must be the same

but each of us has a very unique perception which informs our knowing.

It is always a challenge to express that perception to another.