|My globe, Globey!|
I bet some of you thought I’d write about gymnastics today! I did think about it, but I wrote a post about gymnastics and going for the gold nearly a year ago, and I reposted it six months ago. So today’s post is about the magnificence that is GLOBES!
I have a malfunctioning sense of direction. Though I can’t read a road map if my life depended on it, I sure do appreciate its intricacy. Despite my ignorance of road maps, I really love atlases, mural maps, and globes. Growing up, we had a beautiful world mural map and a United States mural map hanging in our library (it was a hallway, but my clever decorating-genius mom transformed it into a small library) from National Geographic. One of my favorite classes in college was world geography. It was fun using my trusty globe, Globey, (I know right, how creative) to help me study! My sister got it for me for Christmas when I was a senior in high school. It was one of my favorite gifts that year.
|My baby antique globe|
I’m not entirely sure why I’m fascinated by maps and globes. I suppose it’s because when I hold the world in my hands (!) I realize how incredibly small I am in this vast creation. There’s so much happening every day that I’ll never come in contact with. It’s humbling to realize that though my life is important, it’s not more important than anyone else’s. It puts my problems and worries into perspective, and I remember how incredibly lucky I am to have the life I do.
In addition to Globey, I also have a very small globe that my mom got for me at an antique shop. I keep it on my desk next to an antique inkwell (also from my mom). I’d love to start a nice globe collection some day, but I want all kinds of different ones, which can be expensive. And I don’t have the space yet for a bunch of globes anyway. For now, Globey is just right!
What’s something you would like to collect some day? Why is it significant to you?
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