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these sticks are uncrossed

there was a camp game called ‘these sticks are crossed, these sticks are UNcrossed’ where everybody sat in a circle on the floor and passed around two sticks (like from trees. the littlest branches.) and as each person passed them she said either “these sticks are crossed” or “these sticks are uncrossed” and the trick was it had nothing to do with whether she was crossing the sticks in her hands – it was whether her legs were crossed or not. so if she was indian style but holding the sticks parallel she had to say ‘these sticks are crossed’ or else everybody who ‘got it’ already would say ‘NOOOooo!!’ and she passed them to the next person.

i am very comfortable sitting down completely twisted up, my legs crossed once or sometimes twice, and i know this is not good for my circulation or joints or muscles or probably every system i have. it’s probably like when a hose is bent and gets a kink. in the past i’ve tried nailing slippers to the floor so i could put my feet in them and they would stay straight, but the slippers were too easy to slide out of and unconsciously i would be crossed within minutes. i was considering snowboard bindings under the desk or a chair like teylor in the pumpkin patch.