Perception

There is no truth. There is only perception.  ~Gustave Flaubert

Recently I was in Saudi Arabia visiting my sick uncle.  One night during the trip I was reminiscing with a cousin of mine on the old days and the stories we shared.  I mentioned to hime how it was very hard drinking water at their house because it was so salty back then.  

His response shocked me.  He said their water was never salty and that I might be mistaken.  But if there is one thing I am sure of it is that water in AlAhsaa was very salty in every house we visited.  it was almost undrikable. How can he forget such a thing.

While we were talking he said, “I actually remember water in kuwait being bitter”  

That was a revelation to me.  Was their water salty or was our water bitter??? its all a matter of perception…  of course it was salty.

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