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November 2, 2010

Egg On The Table...


Today I felt like I was spinning.

I could easily blame this on the champagne I consumed during the Melbourne Cup race but this form of spinning is something different. It signals that things are happening, ideas are bouncing around, creativity is back and good things are in the pipeline...

When I was young, my two sisters and I used to play a game in our backyard.  We called it Egg on the Table.  Where this game originated from or why we played it, is unknown to us (my parents I'm sure didn't care why we played it as long as it kept us out of the house). The game was always played in our back yard, in the summer - always the summer. To play you simply look up toward the sky, tilt your head back, put your arms out wide and start spinning.  We would spin in circles all over the backyard, big dizzy circles until one of us fell over - the egg fell off the table.

Did this game have a purpose? No. Was is strange? Of course, but that was half the fun and for some reason I thought of that game today. I don't really remember much more about 'Egg on the Table' except that we'd all collapse in dizzy laughter on the grass until the spins passed.  Since that time I've had my fair share of 'the spins' -for completely different reasons - but I still remember those moments every time summer rolls around.  Today, as my head was spinning with ideas and plans for the future I couldn't help but think of this game, tilt my head towards the sky and smile...

17 comments:

Nell said...

Spinning for good reasons is awesome. And I love random games like that. Fun times.
I'm so happy to hear good things are in the pipeline. It gives you a spring in your step, doesn't it. xx

kitty said...

Ha ha, I used to love that game too. I can't remember what we called it.
My love for it came to an abrupt halt when I was a teenager & I fell through the glass sliding door in our lounge room! I had to lie to my mother... I told her I tripped while closing the curtain. To this day she doesn't know the truth & I made my siblings swear on their lives not to tell.
I'm excited for you & your creative endeavours. Best of luck.

shine little light* said...

I love this story. You write so beautifully and tell stories so well. Eggs on the table just sounds brilliant! I love the names and games kids come up with and how all consuming and important those things are to them. *s*

Pinecone Camp said...

I think I'm going to try that today! What a sweet story, and I love the picture!
Have a lovely day.

Caroline said...

What a great story!! I love when there are stories behind food!!! Cheers sweet friend! xo

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Such a cute story! You brought me back to my childhood and the games we used to play :)

Hope you're having a great week!

this free bird said...

Awwww! This made me smile - there's something about childhood memories that can be so precious and dear. Very few cares in the world.

xoxo,
Carrie

katiecrackernuts said...

Sounds like you're cooking up more than poached eggs (though let me just say "YUM"). Can't wait to hear more of your plans and thanks for the shout out on Thursday. So pleased you pipped up and said hello.

SJ said...

i used to play something similar and my sister and i used to love it. simple pleasures :)

glad your head is spinning with lots of creative ideas!

Johanna Lindsay said...

What a great story!

Jgee said...

What sweet childhood memories. I can just imagine giggling sisters spinning around and dreaming- so sweet.

Maria said...

That's a great story. Can't wait to see what's in store for you down the track...it will no doubt be fantastic x

another donkey design by kate said...

Lovely reminiscing and love the pic!

cityhippyfarmgirl said...

I used to love that game too, and now my boys love it...me, not so much now!
Enjoy that spin of creativity, there is nothing better.

Marie said...

lovely story :)

AnastasiaC said...

awww cute!! reminds me of my blog post here
http://anastasiac.blogspot.com/2007/05/illustration-friday-remember-can-you.html spinning around until you were dizzy! nowdays its hard to convince my boys to even go out in the garden!

the chirpy bird said...

Aww I love this! There's nothing like being intoxicated by life! Here's to lots of fabulous spinny moments!
xox tash

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