What we see, comprises just a product of our mind and brain. So may be all this is just a simple optical illusion as human beings can not decode and observe for instance the ultraviolet or infrared light like some animals; in such case the world would suddenly look completely different. Bees can not recognize red colors of blossoming flowers, as their reality and color cosmos is being situated more in the ultraviolet range of light. Flies can realize 200 pictures per second (human brains only around 20), so just in case of a flie watching TV it will not see the film, but in slow motion all the single pictures of the film like in a dia-show. So what is really real?


linked to  TRAVEL WITH INTENT #SixWordSaturday



Author: urban liaisons

I like travelling through the diverse realities and cultures of this world not only as a tourist. So this may also happen by simply imaginating the hidden rivers and caves of consciousness where postmodern nomads are crossing wide endless landscapes leading to a dream of no-where. My favourite areas are deserts like the sahara or high mountains, as in these empty terrestric regions the far-away horizon and sky is no limit anymore but a possible gate to inspiration and freedom. Posts will be published normally in English, but whenever appropriate also only in my mother tongue German. Unless otherwise mentioned or individually specified (for example by naming the author, artist, etc.) all texts, photos and/or graphic illustrations in this blog are subject to © urban liaisons (which may please be respected).


  1. It doesn’t matter anyway. whatever we see isn’t real. As Mr Kerouac says: “There’s no rain/ there’s no me/ I’m tellin you, man/ sure as shit.” Still I’ve always loved the concept of a hidden world, right there before our misperceiving eyes. Salute! PS Great graphic with this post!

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    1. “Don’t read Kerouac when you are too young.” (John Suiter) But honestly the graphic shows the surface of Mars far away. Modern physics has a concept of a hidden world, they call it dark energy. Nobody can explain it, but it must be there. Somehow a new mythology. Nice weekend!


  2. There are many hidden worlds all around us. The fly’s eyes are only a part of the fly. How does the fly perceive the world? Its ability to fly, for one thing, its size, it’s quick reflexes, the fact that it is prey for so many other critters–all these make the experience of being a fly incomprehensible to big, clumsy bi-peds like us. It exists in a whole set of dimensions we can’t begin to imagine.

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    1. Thank you very much for these additional remarks on this wide topic. Imaginating the world from diverse perspectives is a good mental exercise but of course very limited. But there is still a fish (spinal column) or a reptile (very old parts of our brain) in all of us.

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      1. You are only limited by your imagination. There are stories of Native American tribes who could actually become the objects they wanted to understand. There are allusions to this in the Carlos Castenada series about the Yaqui “man of knowledge,” Don Juan.

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  3. Your thoughts remind me of an exhibition I visited some time ago in the Natural History Museum London called “Colour and Vision” where the exploration of what vision means to different animals was part of the story. What I found very interesting is that the development of vision went hand in hand and most probably accelerated the diversity of life on earth.

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    1. Thank you, the tenor of the exhibition sounds very interesting and also reasonable indeed. I will have a look on some videos of this show still available on the homepage of the Museum. My best wishes to Dubai & do not miss to visit Oman.

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