Re: One For The Book!
this is very funny to me because i had the same experience in my 30s when i lived on a lake. one day i saw a duck in a tree and i freaked. i couldn't figure out how it climbed up there. my brain had this synoptic collapse because before i could wrap it around the concept of a duck in a tree all i could think of was seeing ducks on the lake, or waddling on the shore. ducks, you know, are really just squat penguins, so the subject in view was just too out of context for my brain to get the concept of a duck in a tree.
it was only after i brought to mind the picture of a duck flying through the air that my brain could make any sense of this. "oh!" realized my brain, "so it didn't climb up there." ducks are not penguins. ducks actually fly. so why not a duck in a tree? it was all very disturbing at first; but i'm feeling much better about it now.
"off with their heads"~~dr. joseph-ignace guillotin
"life should begin with age and its privileges and accumulations, and end with youth and its capacity to splendidly enjoy such advantages."~~mark twain - letter to edward kimmitt 1901