Inner Sandbox

by Bernard De Koven

How about a sandbox for your inner playground? How about your very own inner construction space where you can play by yourself or with any other self that happens by, peacefully, creatively, joyfully?

Multimodal Sand. Imagine sand that can take on any color, any thickness, any texture, any weight, any polarity, any smell and any mood you can imagine it taking. Imagine sand that can turn into water or steel or rich black loam or an ice cream sundae or hot fudge. Precisely as you would imagine!

Now with Amper&Sand®. if you are thinking of what it’d be like to have an infinite supply of the very sand that holds everything together, you’re thinking about Amper&Sand®. Worried about something breaking something? With a generous supply of Amper&Sand® added to every All-Weather Inner Playground Sand Box, breaking something is just the first step towards putting it all together. Amper&Sand®, the one true glue.

Boundaryless Sand Box. Imagine a sand box that can, at will, take on any shape, at all. It is almost too much to imagine yourself imagining. Imagine a sand bubble in zero gravity half-filled with warm, fluffy, gently buzzing, nuzzling sand. Imagine a a seashore of semi-self-forming sand that shapes itself into impossible architectures: palaces and ranch houses, cities and villages, joined by an Escher-like network of tide-filled moats, canals, waterways, and thrill-rides?

Imaginary Sand Toys: Also included, a limitless collection of imaginary sand vehicles and sand-movers, tunnel-makers and action figures that are fully consciousness-capable. These Sandbox Surrogates – mental mannequins, as it were – have enough memory to contain your entire imagined self, and be just the right size to walk and work in the sand castles of your very own design, in your very own imaginary kingdom, where you, you living doll, you, are endowed with power to build or destroy anything at any time for any reason.

Imagine all the really personally controlled sand carriers and sand diggers and sand movers.

Imagine the profoundly personally controlled airplanes and dirigibles and sand boats, and holographic clouds.

Your All Weather Inner Sandbox Guarantee, Fine Print

We do hope you took the time to imagine what it might say in fine print on the All-Weather Inner Playground Sandbox Guarantee. Because, as you would imagine, the Guarantee, as generous as it truly is, simply doesn’t apply if more than one of you use the Inner Sandbox at the same time. This is for your own good. Your All-Weather Inner Sandbox can be made big enough for all your imagined selves to play together. Creatively. Peacefully. Even cooperatively. And when that happens, well, there’s simply no telling what might happen.

For the fun of it, imagine what it would be like if you really got a bunch of your pretend selves together with yourself in your Inner Sandbox, imagine how completely surprising things could get, things that you really never imagined happening, the sand taking on new shapes and properties, configuring itself into working models that can be played with in such an informing and inspiring manner as to result in the creation of totally unanticipatedly surprising events and inventions whose very significance and practicability, as you can ever so plainly see, are clearly beyond the scope of this policy.

from Playgrounds for the Soul, volume 2 of Recess for the Soul


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