"I pointed out to you the stars (the moon) and all you saw was the tip of my finger."
Fortunately I have never had to take a Rorshach inkblot test. Who knows what the psych's would read into my responses. Personally, I think it is a pretty odd way to determine whether or not all of a person's dogs are barking or not. I don't know about you, but I can generally size up a person when I meet them and can tell you if they are a candidate for shock therapy without making them describe what they see in a blob of ink.
I wouldn't want to take an ink blot test for another reason. I'm one of those people that freaks if they take a test and don't get the right answer. I could see myself staring at one of the ink spots for hours, afraid to say what I think it is for fear I'd call it a bat when most people think it is a crow.
I think it is human nature, however, to look for hidden meaning in things. It is why people tend to miss the obvious. It is also why e-mail is fraught with misunderstanding. It is too easy to read things into it that weren't intended.
Besides, people are always seeing things that weren't intended when they look at photos or read stuff you've written. I was just watching a thing on television the other night about the official portrait of former President Bill Clinton. People were up in arms because Clinton wasn't wearing his wedding ring in the painting. What did it mean? Had he secretly divorced? Was he fooling around? Did Hilary leave him?
The artist confessed he just overlooked the ring when he was doing the portrait. Not everything has significance....
...except for those things that do.