Viewing the cosmos...

This painting is of my daughter when she was about 18 months to two years old. She had found a translucent green ruler in a desk drawer. She put the ruler up to her eyes and wandered all over the house with the ruler plastered to her face. She was clearly mesmerized by what she saw.

It made me wonder. What did she see through that ruler? Was it the same thing that I saw? Or was there more there that she could see being so much newer to life than myself? What if she could see a view of the cosmos that no one else could see? What would it look like?

Today I painted the ruler back in over her face and it reminded me once more of when she first put it up to her eyes and viewed the cosmos.