Dog Day: The Girls Meet M.C. Escher
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Years ago, a friend at university introduced me to the massive tome Godel, Escher, Bach. I was fascinated by the concept of discernible patterns that spanned mathematics, art, and music and began to read with great zeal. Well, sorry to say, the book was way beyond my comprehension level at the time (and probably still today). It did, however, introduce to me the visual acrobatics of MC Escher. You’re likely familiar with some of his incredible optical illusions as well (if not, just click here to see the gallery).
Well, the HH and I have always said that our Girls are incredibly smart (doesn’t every parent feel that way?), but lately, they’ve been communicating their superior intelligence in tangible ways–by providing living illustrations of Escher’s work.
Here are just a couple of the parallels and mirror images that manifested themselves over the course of a few days:
Exhibit A: The Girls seem to be suspended in a self-perpetuating doggie slumber. . . or are those, perhaps, two big hand-like dogs, drawing each other?
Exhibit B: And then, just moments later, they’ve flipped to yet another position. . . are there really two dogs here, or just the mirror image of one?
Exhibit C: Is it a dog’s face, partly obscured? Or is that patch of light playing with our perception?
“Whoah, Mum, that’s pretty deep. Like, psychedelic, man. Are you sure you’re not a hippie?”