Posted on 2nd of March 2015
Do you know this picture? Some of you are going to swear it’s an old woman with her head down. And others are going to swear that it’s a young woman with her head turned away. It’s both. It’s neither. Your brain oscillates between the two possibilities; it can’t settle into one interpretation before the picture switches.
Pinstripe/Threadgill is like this picture for me. I’ve agreed to meet him because I need to resolve this illusion once and for all. To force my mind to recognize the truth: this man is not Pinstripe, my protector, father figure, friend. This man is John Threadgill, deviant, cowardly murderer.
Anybody else have this kind of illusion in your life? I can’t be the only one...