Do you know what a whomp-um board is?
My husband and I grew up in different parts of this country, and in different countries as well. I don’t always know what he’s talking about.
He told me the people on LA Ink reminded him of the whomp-um boards, he played with as a kid. I stared at him, blankly.
He said that a whomp um board was a piece of plywood. After it rained, the kids would find a shallow puddle, a big one. Then you throw your whomp-um board on top it, hop on and hydroplane across the puddle.
“That will hold up the weight of a Rhino?” I asked. That’s his nickname.
He feels many people are broad but not deep, like a whomp-um board. They move across the surface, horizontally. There is no depth to there. They’re not vertical at all – they’re horizontal.
I thought it was a great analogy. The people on LA Ink are just like that. No matter who comes into the shop and no matter what they want, the artist(s) is able to meet them on a horizontal plane…but that’s it.
I think this is why the show bores me, though he likes it. I think it also explains my recent pulling back and pulling in.
With my Pluto transit, it’s a lot easy to sink down vertically, and allow people to hydroplane on the surface above me.
A few months ago, I wrote that I felt most the people are buzzing by on jet-skis…I’m some bloated submarine, sitting on the ocean floor, sending up signals. This is another picture of that.
I thought this was interesting and maybe you agree.
Are you a horizontal person…or vertical?