I could try and blame it on the cold medicine I was taking at the time, but I think I skipped that day. Looking back on it, I realize now it was a willful act of defiance, and I got what I deserved.
Two boxes of angel hair pasta; both half full, both opened. The open end of the bottom box was on the right. The box sitting on top of it was opened to the left.
There were choices to be made. Sure, all I had to do was turn one of the boxes around and point both opened ends towards the sky. But, instead, I made a conscious decision not to do this. “I can pick both up and take them to the closet without spilling them!” I thought. It would be a balancing act. Tilt one way or the other and DISASTER! But not me. I’m a pasta Wallenda. I can do it.
Never mind that even if I had made it, the pasta in the closet would have been perfectly arranged for some future disaster.
The pasta in the top box started tilting towards the counter. Little sticks of nummy happiness began to slide out. I thought, no biggie… I’ll just push it back into the box… BY TILTING THE OTHER WAY.
That’s when the pasta in the bottom box of pasta slid to the floor and created this…
…which I carefully picked up and sat on my dining room table to use as a centerpiece. It is fully locked together and a foot tall. Don’t ask why there are starfish.
From hubris, comes art. Or, as my mother called it, “Blonde Pickup-Sticks.”
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