When I was a kid, I would lie on my bed and hang my head over the edge so that I could see everything in my room upside down (that position also made it easier to braid my very long hair) As a young woman, I spent part of a summer afternoon lounging on a fountain and watching the river traffic upside down. Except for the crick in my neck and the blood rushing to my head, it was great fun.
I’m not the only one who likes to see things turned over. In Japan, Amanohashidate, one of the country’s “Three Famous Views” is best enjoyed when viewed upside down through your legs.
So for today’s creative perspective, view the world around you upside down. Don’t just peek, take a good long look. What differences do you see in your room? If you’re able to go outside to look around, notice the way things move. People’s gait as they walk; the movement of cars are they brake. If you’re really brave, try it in public. Does your favorite shop seem different when it’s topsy-turvy? Does your homeroom teacher look unusual? Well, that might just be the confused expression on her face…Posted by kuri at January 09, 2004 08:49 AM