Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Tadpoles on a Table

MM, 7 (soon to be 8) is a creature lover, so when she saw tadpoles she had to "rescue" them. We now have a small fishbowl on our kitchen table that is filled with wriggling little bodies. While the tadpoles and I were having lunch together, it dawned on me that project and design ideas are like those tadpoles--swimming constantly, bumping into or barely missing each other. Just like that fishbowl, my head always seems to be filled with ideas.

As time passes, we will watch those tadpoles turn into frogs, and then they will be relocated outside. Projects and designs swim around in my head--growing and maturing. Then one day, I wake up and the idea has completely gelled, ready to be relocated to my hands and lap.

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