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The Kaleidoscope as a Metaphor

Colorful kaleidoscope

It’s true, many of us enjoy looking through the viewer of a kaleidoscope for the basic reasons – it’s amazing art, but have you considered the kaleidoscope as a metaphor for how life is constantly changing but remains beautiful? Think about it!

When you look into a kaleidoscope, what do you see? Do you see just a bunch of geometric patterns and shapes, reflected onto glass? Do you see a work of art? One could argue that the thing you see is a fleeting moment of beauty, much like the fleeting moments we have in life. It’s often bittersweet, because nothing lasts forever. On the other hand, if you continue to tumble, you’ll eventually find new beauty in a different arrangement of the same pieces.

Additionally, the fact that you hold a kaleidoscope up to the light to view each new arrangement is very meaningful. Cleansing light has been used for hundreds of years in a variety of works of art, including religious paintings. New light brings forth new beauty. Each time you look into your kaleidoscope, you are looking at something in a new light.

Isn’t that some food for thought? Take a look at our kaleidoscopes yourself and consider the fragility and fleeting wonders of life. Kaleidoscopestoyou.com offers a wide array of standard and custom kaleidoscopes that you won’t find anywhere else!