I sometimes get Google image search cravings. I'll be sitting at work, trying to figure out the best way to word something when a craving will hit. I'll start thinking about a book I read when I was seven or a tv show I used to watch, and suddenly I'm overcome with an intense desire to see it. So I pull up Google image and type away. Today's Google image search craving was of the Doozers from Fraggle Rock.
I just started thinking about their cute little green bodies, tiny construction hats, the way they built entire cities from radish sticks, and before I knew it I had to see them.
When I was a little girl, I had an entire collection of Fraggle Rock books, and my favorite was "What do Doozers do?" I read it dozens and dozens of times, but I can't for the life of me remember what exactly it is that Doozers do (did?). I know that they were always building, so I guess they were mainly architects, engineers, and construction workers.
I do remember thinking that the Fraggles were rude...knocking down and eating the Doozer cities, waking up the Trash Heap to ask for advice, stealing radishes from the Gorg's garden... Plus, they used to drive Sprocket, the dog, crazy. If you'll recall, they lived under Doc's house. Doc was an inventor and had zero clue that there was an entire universe under his house, but poor old Sprocket knew...
Through my Googling, I came across an article about Doozers that explained that they actually appreciated it when the Fraggles ate their buildings because it gave them room to create bigger and better ones. They saw destruction as an opportunity to rebuild.
I've recently been working on building a website for myself. I worked on it for quite a while, but it was never exactly right. Each time that I tried to fix it, it would only get worse, and I was becoming increasingly frustrated. Finally, this weekend, I decided to just go for it. I knocked it down. I even went a step further and just deleted the whole thing. It was tons of work, but as long as I had that code sitting on my computer it was keeping me from really going for what I want.
Now it's gone and I have to start from scratch, but I'm actually pretty excited because--like a Doozer--I now have the opportunity create something even better than before.