|Old and weathered--the witness of many hangings|
|These things don't|
Funny how finding an out-of-sorts clothes pin in the bottom of the container can bring back memories of life-changing moments in time. Some studies of child and brain development suggest that there are little windows of time in which the brain is optimally able to grasp certain tasks. Tying ones shoes is an example. Learn to do it when you are, say four-years-old, and it's easy forever. Wait until you are ten, and it may always be a challenge. So my window of seeing how things fit together came early--with clothes pins. And forever since that time, putting things together has been the most fun of Things I get to do today. I just realized all those connections today as the two halves of the clothes pin slipped back together with a near pinch of my fingers, just like when I was three.