Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Dreamer

Twenty five is a magical number. So is fifty two. I never realised this until my daughter, the dreamer, pointed it out to me. You see when a two and a five appear side by side on a digital clock the lines of the digits form a tree pattern. For twenty five the tree is upside down but I am assured that this only increases its mystical significance.

It can be frustrating living with a dreamer. I have to get up half an hour earlier every morning to help my dreamer get ready for school. Her (younger) sister manages to get dressed, washed and brushed all in the space of ten minutes but the dreamer needs about forty minutes to accomplish the same. Even then regular gentle reminders are required to prevent the dreamer from getting distracted by the many magical things around her.

It can be frustrating but when all is said and done a half an hour's sleep every morning is a small price to pay for the joy of living with someone who can discover magic in an alarm clock.


Khan said...

Very nice post!

In the words of one of my favorite comics: “There’s Treasure Everywhere.”

See http://books.google.com/books?id=9I3X8hrA6ksC

Khan said...

Ok, sorry. The link above is bad.

Try this one:


Should lead to the Google books entry for the Calvin and Hobbes book "There's Treasure Everywhere."

mbp said...

Thanks for linking to that Khan. Calvin is a bit of a dreamer alright.

I amn't very familiar with Google book search but I am quite impressed - I am surprised at how much of the book you can read online.

I haven't figured out how to rotate the page yet though!