First of all, I'd like to introduce you to my friend Cassie. She's so brilliant, she even looks like Einstein.
Cassie and I had a late lunch/early dinner (or linner/dunch, if you will) late last week. Why is it that the most riveting discussions of life's deepest mysteries are always brought up over food? We spent a good hour hashing out a topic that has recently been filling some of my idle hours...
The topic was how different people visualize or imagine unknowable things. We started with eating utensils. For some reason, in my mind forks have always been girls while spoons and knives were boys. I've had several people disagree with me saying that forks must be male due to their spiky hair. But you'll never win the argument with me: forks are feminine. After all, think of Ariel combing her hair with a fork (dingle-hopper) - I don't believe a masculine utensil would stand for it.
Then we approached the week. Mine is a rectangle cut down the middle length-wise. The top section is divided into two sections and the bottom portion is divied up five ways. The two sections on top are Saturday and Sunday (Sunday on the right hand side). Monday is below Sunday and so forth, clockwise. There's really no explaination for this. Cassie's is similar except that the weekdays are lined up on a curve, semi-circling back to the long, straight weekend. And hers goes counter-clockwise. (we diagramed it on a napkin for your convenient viewing)
The bigger ovular shapes on the napkin represent how we view the year. Mine is to the right, Cassie's to the left. Both of us have a bow looking year with summer representing the long, straight line to the side. Hers is more of a triangle with rounded sides, evenly dividing the year three ways. My fall is short and spring unutterably long (the curve begins it's upward decent on New Year's Day).
Here's the biggest mystery: my year goes counter-clockwise and hers clockwise! If you'll remember from our weekly views, it's just the opposite. This is highly baffling news. (look how baffled we are)
Without being tainted by our views, I would love to hear your views of the gender of utensils and the layout of the week and the year. Comment ahoy!