We must not allow other people's limited perceptions to define us.
I will say that places often get defined with limited perceptions, too. The pilings I photographed below represented only vertical lines in front of a beautiful backdrop until someone pointed out that these poles, driven deep into the ocean floor were remnants of commerce and water activity.
My imagination peaked as I researched the harbor history. Seems that The Mosquito Fleet of steam ships cruised the Puget Sound especially between the first and second world war. Passengers and supplies came more than once a day.
I painted the scene with an aged, distressed look to remind me that places I frequent have history and part of the definition of the present is the past.