... it came from a good friend from former East Germany and it reminded me of the first time I visited that part of the world.
In Birgit's hallway there was a noticeboard full of postcards - each one had come from one their friends' first visit out of the Eastern Bloc. The idea moved me greatly .... they had each dreamed for most of their lives about where they would go to first if they ever got a chance to leave the East. One went to Greece, another to America, another to Iceland etc etc.
It struck me that we took an awful lot for granted.
When she and her family visited us here in Ireland, the tide was full as we drove back from the airport to home .... several boats were moored in the bay. Next morning, we drove along the same stretch of road and the tide was out. They were in shock - where had the water gone? and why were the boats facing the other way? I had never passed remarks on either thing ... but now it's the first thing I see. And which way the boats are facing .... of course they get turned around as the tide moves....
What do you see differently that you didn't notice before?