Entry 159: Window Shopping
Artists are known for their infamous actions of "stealing" others' artwork, but, in actuality, they brainstorm from the work of others and create new art that was inspired from the respective artist, although some tend to mimic too close to the source.
While I buy groceries at Walmart, I tend to wander over to the toy aisles to check out the new LEGO sets. Honestly, it's one of the main reasons why I shop for food there rather than at HEB. And amongst the LEGO sets I meander up and down the shelves and inspect for interesting and unique pieces and functions that they may have implemented.
I've done this for years. I rarely buy a new LEGO set, but I always look for inspiration on the boxes of each set, because I have piles of LEGO bricks sitting at home waiting to become something new. And this past weekend I found myself exploring new LEGO pieces in an odd location: the Library.
It was my first day volunteering, just for fun, and I ran little errands like inspecting the call numbers on book shelves, cutting fliers, and restocking books (in the children's section because they said it was easier than the adult books). Also, I was given the honor of disassembling LEGO creations that the kids made during LEGO Club.
I felt somewhat bad for destroying the wonderful and crazy contraptions that the children had built earlier that week, but this also presented itself as an opportunity to discover LEGO pieces I have never seen before, and most of them came from the "girly" LEGO Friends sets. One LEGO brick was designed to look like a milk carton!
So in a weird way, I enjoyed destroying these special creations more than I felt bad for doing so.