Re: Actionable

Subject: Re: Actionable
From: Ned Bedinger <doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com>
To: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 00:20:35 -0700

Lauren wrote:
>> From: Ned Bedinger
>> As your name scanned into my peripheral vision (and boy do I need
>> computer glasses), I thought it said "Lemon", and my mind's eye
>> responded with a symbol, the lemonest of yellow lemons.
>> Hope I'm not going crazy, but it seems like fun to watch my mind work.
>> Havw fun,
> I think somebody found the "good" Pez. ...and uh, "watch" you mind? Draw a
> picture of your mind if you can really watch it.

More like, "Try drawing a picture of it, if you really want to watch
it." The challenge of drawing 3D things in 2D is a case of the mind
educating the hand.

Hand: OK, how's that? Does this sketch look right?

Mind: I dunno, what is it supposed to be?

Hand: It is a rowboat on a lake.

Mind: A what?! I thought maybe a portrait of dog poo.

Hand: Oh right, Dr. Inkblotz. You need to get out more.

Mind: You need to draw the way I see things, that's the point.

Hand: I draw the way things are. What's the way you see things?

Mind: Perspective, dummy.

Hand: Be nice. You'd be having memories for dinner without me.

Mind: Memories! Yum!!

Hand: I'm gonna throw up now. I give up.

Mind: Yeah, I'll recognize that. Unless you draw it.

Hand: That does it!

Mind: Don't quit! Just ... learn, hand. Come on, I'll help you.
Draw that dog over there. Four legs, yep, but not all on the
same side. Attached to shoulders, not the underside...

Yep, that's the mind, teaching the hand to grasp ideas. It isn't much as
a sketch. Easier to see it with video.

What'll you give me for my Popeye Pez dispenser? I estimate the Pez are
at least 40 years old. That makes them worth more, you know.


> Lauren


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