When I was a kid, I spent a lot of time in the corner. I'm not sure why---maybe it had something to do with the fact that I didn't like to follow directions, I never stayed in my seat for very long, I couldn't keep my mouth shut and I had a bad habit of mouthing back to the teacher whenever I was scolded.
Yup. The corner was my friend---or my enemy depending on how you look at it. After all, I did miss out on tons of fun activities with my friends because I was busy staring at the intersection of two walls.
Turns out I should have been born and raised in Copenhagen!
Because they have no corners on their buildings! Imagine that, troublemakers of the world, buildings with NO CORNERS! Sounds like heaven on earth, doesn't it?
But the lack of corners on buildings has nothing to do with keeping troublemakers happy. Instead, buildings have no corners in an attempt to create space for people living in a really big city. Check it out:
Do you think living in a big city would be a good thing or a bad thing? Why? What would you miss about your own hometown if you ended up moving to a big city like New York or Atlanta? What would you gain that you don't have access to now?
Leave a comment to share your thinking!
Bam Bam Bigelow
Image retrieved from http://www.uab.edu/images/tyb/corner-stretch-02.jpg on June 30, 2007