Thursday, January 15, 2009

Spin Cycle: What If?

I don't think this is what Jen had in mind, BUT....

What if we could flip our houses upside down and walk around on the ceiling?

This was one of my favorite things to wonder when I was little. I'm sure I'm not the only one. Seriously, what if?

I'm in my bedroom. If I was standing on the ceiling I wouldn't be standing on a flat surface, because the roof in here is vaulted. I'd have a window sill around knee high, one heck of a wall to scramble over to get into my closet or the bathroom (we won't go into all the amusing things that would happen if I turned on the sink or tried to flush the toilet), a ceiling fan whirring around to play some sort of game of chicken with.

Taking a large step over the sill of my bedroom door into the rest of the house I would have vents and smoke alarms to play with, a plant ledge to duck under, more ceiling fans, a steeper roof vault to slide down, suddenly much better access to the cabinets above my refrigerator.

Now flip your house upside down in your head and think about wandering around on YOUR ceiling. It would be fun, right?

So here's my spin. What if changing our perspective on other things in our lives, ones that we always see the same way over and over, was as mentally easy?

What if it turned out to be as much fun?


Sprite's Keeper said...

This is getting scary. I did the same thing when I was younger! You're linked and I'm a little scared!

mistyb said...

HEY! My brother and I used to turn upside down with our feet in the air and put our heads in the couch. We would move our legs in the air pretending to walk on the ceiling! It was HOURS of entertainment! My apt now is pretty small but, still fun.