This is a post by guest blogger Ellen Bulger
Photograph: Quasi Cryptic © Ellen Bulger, all rights reserved
People see all kinds of things in the random patterns of clouds, wood grain, inkblots and even in the carbonization of food. The browning of buttery bread, tortillas or cheese releases delicious flavors, not messages from on high. It is one thing to see a bunny in a fluffy cloud. When you are seeing a deity in a mold stain on drywall, you really need to ask yourself some hard questions. Why would a deity want to be represented in mildew or even Velveeta? And should you cut back on your drinking?
While people often see things that do not exist, the flip side is we often don’t recognize things that are in full view. So I offer this photograph. Can you see what is really here? And if so, how long did it take you?