To think out; devise; invent.
To study intently and carefully in order to grasp or comprehend fully.
TO THIINK IN OR THINK OUT…WHAT IS YOUR METHOD?
According to wiseGEEK, to think outside the box means means to “handle a situation or challenge in an unconventional manner. The origin of the phrase is believed to date back to the 1960s, and is often associated with a famous mental puzzle called The Nine Dots.”
I’ve had a lot of jobs over the years and I’ve found that no one really wanted me to think outside the box — independently, creatively, with imagination or compassion. I felt the overwhelming corporate mantra was to agree with everything and keep quiet.
So much for my employment history…and on to another one of my obsessions–
I love boxes; cardboard boxes (hubs throws out the cardboard boxes I stash in the garage), wooden boxes, large and small boxes. Over the years, I’ve accumulated a massive collection. (I’m not a hoarder, I’m not a hoarder, I’m NOT a hoarder. Stop thinking that!)
But a box full of Bandit was my favorite.
Our poor baby died of chronic renal failure in 2010. Wasn’t she soo beautiful? Sniff.
She’s speaking to me with her eyes, ” I don’t feel very good, Mommy.”
We haven’t been able to have another petchild because we still miss her way too much but I do have a collection of boxes to add to my love for seashells, rocks, beach glass, blue glass, and elephant-y things.
This is a text box.
Do you have a favorite box? What do you collect?
My tugboat man always brings back a trinket or two from his travels.
Vintage Russian lacquer box.
My mom got this for me when I was in high school.
I’ve always loved to collect boxes!
Blue lacquer metal box with white flowers
Unicorn box from India.
Since I can’t collect unicorns…
Shell box from Crystal Cove Gift Shop.
Sparkly boxes from Pier One.
Korean lacquer and mother-of-pearl box…from one of hub’s trips.
It’s so beautiful. My pic doesn’t do it justice.
This is the inside. It’s an exquisite work of art.
Box for loved ones.
It contains two heart necklaces to be worn whenever apart so we always carry our hearts with us.
My tugboat man carries his necklace in his ukelele case.
Multi-colored enamel box.
Little pill box my mom got on a trip to Italy or Venice.
Painted wooden box from Ensenada, Mexico
Limoges violet round box.
Pretty little flower box.
Rosebud box. Just because…
I think this box is carved from rose quartz.
It was a gift from son/DIL.
My fave colors and a cool shape.
Shelf of boxes.
Even a naked lady box!
From an art gallery in La Jolla in the 1970s.
And no, it’s not me — but EVERYONE asks that question.
I hope you enjoyed my boxes. This is only about half of my collection but I didn’t want to BORE you any further, so I’ll save the rest of them to share another day.
Next time: my collection of perfume bottles. Yup, I have a bunch of those, too.
- Thinking outside of the box (peeriepics.wordpress.com)