Miscellany

Couple of things:

1. I could sit and watch the St. Charles river traffic all day every day. It’s mesmerizing. Good thing I don’t have that view out of my office window.

St. Charles river traffic

2. Random thought brought on by looking at the weird and fantastic landscape shapes out the airplane window this afternoon:
When I was young, I’d sit on the toilet (TMI*, folks?) at grandma’s house and stare at the swirly curly patterns in the linoleum – like cloud watching – but closer to home. Things would “appear” in the designs and wouldn’t go away. Mostly animals because that’s where my head was, but there were other things, too. I told grandma about it one day and she got me a pen and told me to go ahead and make the <whatever I’d seen> easier to see. I like that. She let me draw on the floor with a more or less permanent pen because she thought I was so creative. That was very supportive of her, don’t you think? Looking back, I appreciate that, and also hope that she mopped the floor in there occasionally. Last time I was there (a hundred or so years later) I looked for the Pegasus I’d drawn, but it had been worn off. (I could have said cleaned off but that was less likely.)

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