Sometimes we see things as they are but most of the time we see things as we expect them to be. It takes a great deal of effort to break out of the habit of seeing things we expect and really see the world as it is. Images of the Grand Canyon and its surroundings have become so stylized that they are iconic. But there are a lot of things at the Grand Canyon, although iconic, are not as they seem judged from the promotional materials. I love the Canyon for the way it changes my perspective.