I suppose a picture diary could possibly be the only thing that is non-fiction. Or is it? Seriously, who is more picky about their art than photographers? They need the perfect shot, the right lighting, the perfect pose. Photographers can be extremely biased as well. Look at all the propaganda that filtered and flooded throughout Europe during the Second World War. The pictures depicted things that were not the truth. It also didn't help that there were people who specifically wrote things that were not the truth.
We have eyes that see what we want to see. It is kind of the connection between the brain and your eyes. So the statement "you have eyes, but you do not see" holds a lot of truth. What I see is not what you see. I see things differently. You see things differently. We read and interpret, we listen and we analyze. We decide and come up with our own conclusions. Non-fiction is only true if you are talking to yourself. Seeing things by yourself. Experiencing things. Actually reading this is an example of you reading fiction. Although for me, it is all true, and completely non-fiction. It is my life. How I think. How I examine things that go on in my life. I love believing in myself enough to share everything with you. I know that I have my beliefs, but I do not want to ever make you feel as if I am pushing anything on you. You could say, "Jaime, you are so full of it," and that is all right. I know what I know. Here is one thing that most don't know about me: I am willing to listen to different points of view. I feel that that is one of the best ways for me to stay well-rounded. I can see from several different angles.
Informed decisions: great concept. Having all the available information to make an informed decision. My father used to say that he never wanted to leave any questions for his family. No "what ifs." Nothing left to chance to toy with our heads. So, when he and mom made decisions about his treatment it was anything and everything that was available at that time. He was a pioneer when it came to the treatment of his brain tumor. The used radation and Chemotherapy, and he truly went through hell and back for a few extra years. He never left any questions. Life is the only true non-fiction. It is your reality. Non-fiction is your reality. Do not leave anything to chance. Read theories that evoke beautiful ideas and the imagination that you have. Do not forget that the stuff that you read has been written by someone else, who has their own ideas, and will lean towards their own conclusions.
On a different note, I saw the most perfect snowflake today. It fell from the sky. It had its beautiful little branches sticking out. It was shiny and rainbow-like. It looked a little fuzzy, but it reminded me how little things are beautiful too. It didn't last long, but it was absolutely perfect. I took that moment to see it, to make it matter. At that one point that little snowflake was only one, and there were no others. And then all of his friends joined in... :)
Happy Does It!