by Marilyn Hilton
Today is March 14--which is 3.14, which is short for 3.14159265359..., which is pi. Happy Pi(e) Day, everyone!
To honor the day, I thought it would be fitting to tell a story about pie. It's a story you might have heard before, but I've added visuals and twisted it up a bit. And it's short and sweet, so you can get back to your pie making or pie eating--or pi counting--faster.
Hello! Good morning!
This is a pie--a whole pie--and it's all yours, the whole pie. All yours.
You have writing to do today. Or some sketches to finish. Remember, this whole pie is all yours.
The kids get up. Your dog needs to go walkies. You check your voice messages. 1 slice is gone.
First thing at work, you open email. Your partner says the bathroom tile is grouty. The garden needs watering. Uh-oh...2 slices vanished. That's okay--there's still almost a whole pie left.
At noontime, your cubicle mate asks if you want to try out the new BBQ down the street. The playdate is at your house. It's time for that oil change. 3 down.
At mid-afternoon you have a teeth-cleaning appointment and read People in the waiting room. It's your turn to carpool and bring snacks to softball practice. Your manager assigns you to lead a new project. Pie = 1/2. Half full or half empty? Hmm...
At dinnertime, you go to a potluck. You play pickup. You meet clients for drinks. Referee a soccer game. 5 slices gone...already?
Then you help with homework, or do homework, or grade homework, or avoid homework. You hop on Facebook for just a few minutes. You watch your marathon recordings of Touch. Pan is winning.
Midnight: Didn't write, didn't sketch. You'll die if you don't sleep.
Hey, what happened?
Everybody wants some of your pie. Be sure to grab your slice first!