If you build it...

posted Jun 16, 2015, 6:41 AM by David Alan Binder   [ updated May 16, 2016, 7:18 AM ]
Well, hey, sometimes if you don't use a word for eons and then finally see it, it may look very weird and twelfth definitely looks weird and of course I spelled it wrong for who would use an F in twelfth.  Thanks for spell check.

On to today's post.  

I remember building so many things sometimes crudely with sticks and dirt and leaves and rocks, sometimes with Lincoln logs, erector set (my brother's), tinker toys and with my children Lego's.  Boy are Lego's ever fun and popular.  Best day of our kids lives was when I found a huge box of them for sale in a garage sale in Iowa and they can be worth their weight in gold proverbially in keeping kids busy, happy and quietly building unless they fuss over a certain type of brick.  We built castles, jets, cars, rockets, boats and houses galore.

As we advanced in age our creations became more sophisticated.  Sometimes we demanded uniformity; only certain colors in certain places, etc.  Build your stories and become a master builder.  "thing" we are building.  Sometimes we may ask for help or even say, "Guess what this is?" and our delight when the beholder guesses right.  There is no right or wrong way to build things.  Some people follow the directions down to the letter, an outline, a plot, characters all lined up and ready to go into the story.  Some people build on a whim not knowing or caring where the story may take them.  It can be like an adventure to start with things that intrigue you and build upon it.

Enjoy building and dreaming and each time is practice until you hit the resonating pinnacle of that particular build.