Optical illusions n’ real life illusions !!

For some of you who have stumbled across the post with tired weary eyes, this could be a really wrong time. Then again, for the chirpy ones, there is a never wrong time.  Take a look below and tell me what do you see?

Can you tell, is this picture showing a man playing a saxophone or a lady’s face?

What you can figure out in this picture? Is it simply a design or you can find out two faces. Different people can see different things some might see the faces at first instance while some may take it a bit longer and have to concentrate more.

If you check carefully you will see that all the things are being sucked inwards. Also on the edges you can feel that its revolving.

How many faces can you see in the above picture?

The real beauty in this crazy picture is the attention to detail that the artist, Octavio Ocampo took. Try this: squint your eyes a little and you’ll see that the man with the guitar fades away, and the old man staring into the old woman’s eyes really starts to pop out at you. Perhaps the scariest part of this illusion is that the younger woman has some really mean sideburns! Look out!Also, keep looking until you find: the young girl, the tequila bottle, and the giant vase! Quite a crazy optical illusion painting!

Faces Illusion

The image above is a static, the beans are NOT moving

I found these seven images pretty fascinating. Check out the entire set on http://www.thedesignwork.com/65-amazing-optical-illusion-pictures/. Some of them are real spooky !!

When I asked initially, “What do you see?” ; it is a very relative terminology used here. Each one sees something different. For instance, I saw the musician first and not the woman in the first illusion.

Though when I came across this site, these illusions brought something to my rusted gray cells. What these eye-teasers reminded me of, was the adage, something that one of my professors loved to quote, “the eyes see what the mind wants it to see.”

Metaphorically speaking, in a way, our daily life evolves a lot around the way we see things. More importantly, the way we interpret what we see.

Many a time, our judgment or rather, our inference is flawed unless we get the full picture. What I have learnt from my experiences so far, is that it is way more convenient to keep all options open, take a good look from different angles and perspective and, to then decide or draw a conclusion.

After all, words spoken or reactions made are like the wind; difficult to control and instead, like the wind, it travels many miles, leaving behind after-effects (…or “word-effects”). Believe me; it can cause damage as worse as Irene.

On lighter terms, take a look, a real look, observe, (…no don’t jump yet!!) think and then (tada!!…) voice your thoughts, reactions, inference; whatever it may be.

Please note: The seven illusions including the description below each one of them are all, courtesy of the site, www.thedesignwork.com .


About ....the little thread of thoughts

through five yrs of med school, and now taking a 2 yr break before post-grad working in mission hosp in India; 'm one of ur norm' everyday ppl. Nothing dramatic goin' on in my life, but it's not so quiet either. Just "a lot of happenings". So, hi there n Have a great day :) View all posts by ....the little thread of thoughts

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