When you write, keep perspective in mind. Specifically, I’m thinking of your characters’ perspectives.
At 5’9”, I’m the shortest in my family. Everyone is taller. I call on one of them to get things off the top shelf or to reach into the far recesses of a cabinet. They see things I can’t (without a stool).
Our dog is small. She’s so old now, she doesn’t see much. But when she did, she saw primarily ankles and dirt on the floor.
Someone who’s very tall sees the tops of people’s heads.
A child sees belly buttons and toys on low shelves.
Someone in a wheelchair sees curbs and gravel walkways instead of paved ones. Curbs and walkways that the rest of us traverse without a second thought.
Give the perspectives of your characters some thought. What would they see? What would they notice? What would they miss?
Here’s a reminder of perspective.
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