The human form is the measure by which we frame the world around us. We are, after all, most familiar with (and full of) ourselves. Take the friendly elevator at Shift, the coworking environment where I sometimes migrate to change scenery. It’s no more or less efficient than other elevators, yet, the illusion of a smiley face created by the card reader’s reflection makes the space just a tad more endearing. The elevator could, for all I know, be an evil machine plotting my demise. Nah! Who am I kidding, it can’t be. What with its symmetric “eyes” and understated grin. Nothing so cute could possibly be waiting for the right moment to plunge me to my grave from the top floor. Could it?
Another example: receiving two thumbs up is universally accepted as a sign of having done a great job. Unless, of course, if it’s coming from a koala bear. With two opposable thumbs in each hand, anything short of four thumbs has room for improvement. Which leads me to donuts. Last week’s expedition to Parlor Doughnuts was so worth it. If you haven’t been, the uniquely flaky texture makes them well worth the pilgrimage (even if their “doughnuts” don’t have holes). This experience has emboldened me to venture to another highly recommended venue. This week it’s Yummy’s Donuts in Littleton. I hope the reviewer giving them two thumbs up wasn’t a koala.
Wish me luck and happy Friday!