Cartography

Our old home by Nathan, age 10:


Our new home by Benjamin, age 8:

One of the things I made sure we shipped to our new home was an old second-hand globe. I picked it up at a party where people brought stuff they no longer wanted, to trade for other stuff people no longer wanted. I was there to hang out with friends, not to bring stuff home. I didn't want anything until I saw the globe, and I just knew I had to give it a good home. I love the muted colors and the textured surface.



It has to be nearly 40 years old based on some of the countries that have since changed names or borders (Zimbabwe is still Rhodesia, Thailand also has Siam in parenthesis). This is perhaps less than useful, but I'm hanging onto it because there is the teeniest-tiniest dot labelled Macau in the appropriate spot. It's good to be able to find yourself in this big wide world.



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