I looked at a chair and said to myself, – That chair is not as I see it now.
I immediately found myself asking, – If it is not as I see it now, how is it?
I could not apply my mind to this thought. I quickly realised that I was too upset about something to apply my mind to anything properly. It then dawned on me, that a little earlier, my wife was too upset about something which neither of us can do anything about and which neither of us could reasonably blame ourselves for, to apply her mind to a matter I raised with her.
So her comment is not as I see it now. It is not even as I saw it a the time she said it. Her comment was influenced by her emotional state. Her emotional state is constantly changing. It is not as I see it now because I see it as I saw it previously.