oddly, the one thing i liked in my school education were grids. anykind. taking the ruler out of the compass box, and then painstakingly drawing them.
line by line by line.
up and down.
right to left.
and sometimes the world.
for that you needed the compass, to draw the world, and then the grid.
but this grid did not need the foot ruler. you drew them. and often got a mishapen onion like world. then you could think of the domes in the russian books and fancy yourself to be a russian illustrator.but i digress.
the point of drawing the world was to do complicated calculations to solve those questions about time. not philosophical questions about Time, or the Times, though one did distracted with those higher quests while doing silly calculations like if its 11 am at 82.5 E longitude then what is the time at falana longitude or dhamkana longitude.
but now that i have a computer i dont need to draw the grid. in any case the foot ruler belongs to her.
yet i sit and do those silly calculations. if its 7.45 pm here then what time is it there.
the papa is at 122`W headed to 116`E
the nani is at 72`W
the nana and the child are at 76`E
i am in T village drawing grids and calculating time zones and eyeing
a)a pile of books
b)a pile of films
c)a pile of proposals to be completed
d)and complete silence standing in the corner