So this past week driving up to God's country (that's a Kansas expression for anywhere that's not close to anything), J and I see a herd of Angus (black cattle) with one lonely Holstein (black and white) cow in it. I said, do you think she realizes she's different? Then I said, nope--its never seen itself. I would venture to say that humans are the only creatures with access to mirrors so we can see our differences. I bet that Holstein cow thinks she's a black beauty because that's all she sees in her fellow compandres---she doesn't see her differences. And I bet the other cows wonder if they personally are a black beauty or a black and white beauty? Hmmm.
If I wrote children's books, I would somehow turn this into how we see each other....let this idea stew in my mind for while :-)