Everyone interprets things differently. From songs to books, everyone develops their own way of interpreting what the creator is trying to convey to the viewers. However, when we are trying to interpret meanings behind topics that are in code, it may be a little tricky. In This Means This This Means That by Sean Hall it states “Usually, when a message is difficult to interpret, we look beneath the surface for the deep structures, unconscious foundations, hidden symbols, and underlying patterns that may support it.” (Hall, 129). I know personally I have major difficulty decoding text messages. In the picture below I began to give myself a head ache as I attempted to decipher what each abbreviation meant. Without knowing any clues on the code or the people who are speaking it is hard to interpret what these abbreviations/codes stand for.
In This Means This This Means That, Sean Hall states that interpretation “…can go on forever. This is because we can always take things in new and different ways…” (Hall 130). For example, how do you view the following picture?
I have heard many variations of what this fountain is interpreted as, however I now have my own interpretation of this fountain. During my last trip to Disney my six-year-old sister, Ava, noticed that the crown which is painted behind Cinderella looked as if it was on Cinderella’s head from where my sister stood. However, I begin much taller than my sister got the view that is shown above. I simply saw this is a fountain that had Cinderella in it.
It just goes to show that no matter what age we are we still interpret things differently, most of which depend upon the factors in our daily lives. Overall, I feel that ones entire life causes them to interpret situations in the ways that they do. For example my sister being six, she views the world through a different lens then I do. I tend to overlook the small details in life whereas she pulls them out and feeds on them. We all interpret things differently, but I think that make’s us, unique.