Weekend sky-When the mind plays tricks on you!

I don’t know about you, but I have a habit of imagining faces in things.

Most likely, my mind is constantly working to convince me that certain connections between what I perceive and the objects actually exist.

Scientists have given a name to this.

Are you aware of pareidolia?

Pareidolia is a type of visual illusion where our mind perceives familiar patterns or shapes in random or ambiguous stimuli, such as seeing a face in a cloud or a rock formation.

Here one quickly jumps to make a judgment about what one sees/one thinks that so and so the face can be easily recognisable in the things one comes across.

Pareidolia is an illustration of how our minds may deceive us by creating false perceptions of things that are not there.

Plus and minus points

  • It’s a funny or even harmless experience.
  • It could lead to misunderstandings like picturing the faces of the devil or god and people start thinking in terms of religious significance (superstition).

Why am I talking about pareidolia?

I am coming to this.


The image is a simple one. It’s a photograph of the Sun at 8.00 am (cloudy morning). We also see cloud formation on either side of the Sun and nothing great about this click for most of you.

But I am, who I am, started imagining a dragon face (with an open eye) in the cloud on your right side and I felt it was trying its best to swallow the Sun and you can see its mouth started opening.

So you see what I see?

If not what else you can imagine?


“The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.”  Bertrand Russell

Thank you for your visit.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Mr Philo

Image by © PTP-2023 All Rights Reserved

This post is part of Hammad Rais’s Weekend Sky.


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