With an extra helping of joy on the side
Wednesday May 28th 2008, 8:51 pm
Filed under: Friends

looks like a trilobyte to meMy daughter and I had some discussion last weekend at the hotel as to what this looked like, triggered by my delight at the trilobyte posted on the wall. And no, that is not a computer term.

I got told that clearly it was a screw. Looking again, I see a nutcracker. Maybe a lobster that lost its claws in an argument at a restaurant.

An extra bit of joy to share this week: you remember this post? Writing it is what got me to finally go google Jonathan, his last name being common enough in the US that I had long thought the idea of finding him absolutely laughable.

He was right there in plain sight. Third entry in today’s results and on the second page the day I went looking. He got his PhD after all and did his postdoc at Harvard, his area of study and his whole life having been changed by the experience I wrote about; he’s been able to bring much good into the world through his work. (I’m the one saying that, and he’s out there blushing.) I wrote him, it took a few weeks to get past his university’s email filters, but he got it and I now have his permission to tell you all, it all worked out for him after all.

And just to make it a bit better even yet? His mom’s a knitter.

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Definitely a pepper mill. 😉

And how cool that his mom knits!

Comment by Channon 05.29.08 @ 6:03 am

How cool for Jonathan! Love to hear that things worked out so well for him, and that such a compassionate man will go forward, making a difference.

Comment by Sandra 05.29.08 @ 8:38 am

Your thoughts on what that floor plan looks like are waaaaay more printable than mine!

Comment by Carol 05.29.08 @ 8:39 am

So pleased to hear that things worked out for Jonathan but must tell you that is a zipper. See the slidey up and down thing in the middle and on the right side is the end piece on the bottom of the zipper.

Comment by Donna 05.29.08 @ 8:47 am

Another Rorschach test! Alligator hand puppet? Pepper mill and zipper were inspired! So happy to hear that Jonathan’s career was enhanced and not derailed due to that heroic act of kindness.

Comment by Lynn 05.29.08 @ 10:17 am

I’m with Donna – my first thought was zipper –

Oh that is so cool about Jonathan — wonder if his mom has your book — that would be mega cool!!

Comment by rho 05.29.08 @ 4:31 pm

Oh, I’m so happy to have a follow up to this!

I see all the same things on the hotel diagram as you did!

Comment by Amanda 05.29.08 @ 7:55 pm

I would to have a conversation with you and your daughter. It would be very interesting.

Comment by Sonya 05.29.08 @ 8:33 pm

That was supposed to say “would love to have a conversation”

Sorry fast brain, slow fingers

Comment by Sonya 05.29.08 @ 8:34 pm

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