Stop Stalking My Brain! :o
by, 02-01-2014 at 11:08 AM (617 Views)
I'd never thought much about land shapes until I came here.
Recently it's been invading my head. Let me explain...
I'm sitting at the dining room table, playing "Play-Doh Ice Cream shop" with my 4 year old. (For any who don't know, Play Doh is a soft, moldable, brightly colored clay-like substance for children)
I grab the little toy rolling pin and smash out a small amount of playdoh. Normally, the only thought in my head (if any) about the doh at this point would be what animal would be most effective at making the childperson squeal with delight.
(Clarification: "If any" did not mean I am brainless, without a thought in my head (although I sometimes am) it meant that usually, my mind is elsewhere... bills and errands or my paintings and such... and not on clay-sculpting.)
ANYWAY (I heard you chuckle) I rolled out the playdoh and glanced down, in the midst of considering my grocery list, and whether or not I could afford a half pint of rocky road, and I FROZE.
There on the table is a perfect little continent. In its' half flattened state, it has hills and ridges and valleys. The cracks where the doh has split form neat little rivers, spreading as they near the edge.... the edge which would make one of the most interesting coastlines I've ever seen.
Okay Jalyha. Getting a bit map-obsessed. Look at something else.
There... the lunch dishes which need washing. That blob of ketchup looks like an interesting lake. No!
Okay I'll just go get a glass of water.
It spills over the cup in the sink, and I see how to fix a problem with the bottom of my waterfall.... STOP IT.
The ceiling. That's safe, right? I look up, and see mountain ranges in the spackling. Oh, I give up. I surrender. You've got me, you sneaky old mapping obsession.
I'm going back to my playdoh to build a goat.