Blasts from the Past

July 21, 2009


Peony Tree in bloom this Spring.  It was huge!

Peony Tree in bloom this Spring. It was huge!

This has been quite the week for blasts from the past.  It began with a message posted to my Facebook page by an old friend, Dorian Muncey.  Dorian and I were in elementary school together, oh so long ago.  I suppose being the artistic ones, we hung out together even into Junior High.  Dorian is now a very talented interior designer in the Seattle area (www.DorianGMuncyinteriors.com) which doesn’t surprise me one bit.

When we were in sixth grade, our teacher taught us about architectural renderings and blue prints.  She had us draw floor plans using universal symbols for windows and doors.  Well, Dorian and I seized upon this like crazy.  It became an obsession to draw up plans for houses we wanted to build or live in.  Every spare moment was devoted to working on yet another plan. Each plan became more elaborate, interesting and creative.   We must have drawn up 50 of these things apiece before the year was up. My favorite one has been something I still wish for: a house with glass floors that has a creek running underneath.  I would pipe the sound in with volume controls.  At night it would be dramatically lit when you wanted it to.  Imagine watching the wild life that would come to drink from the creek.

Interior detail of Hotel Scottsdale in Arizona

Interior detail of Hotel Scottsdale in Arizona

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