clintmemo wrote:Total random gibberish:
I have a tendency to visualize, or really diagram, things in my head when I think about them.
We are all familiar with a clock face to represent the time of day. My brain uses a similar diagram to represent larger scales of time.
A week is represented by a ring of 7 blobs, one blob per day of the week. But the ring isn't round and the blobs are not all the same size and shape. The week days are small circles that form a tall arch (like the St Louis arch) with Monday on the bottom left, Friday on the bottom right and Wednesday at the peak. Saturday and Sunday are bigger, flatter blobs that sit underneath, connecting Friday to Monday.
As time passes, you travel the circle clockwise.
A calendar year is represented by a ring of circles, one per month, like a clock face but they are positioned between where the numbers on a clock are positioned. So straight up is between January and December. However, you travel around the ring counterclockwise, so January is left of top-center and December is right of top-center.
Furthermore, my brain often visualizes this not from a top-down perspective but from a 1st person perspective but maybe higher up. Imagine a helicopter flying at 50 feet, following a race car around a circular race track - always turning left.
Weirdly, there is no visualization for a single month.
I'd say the "single page of a monthly calendar" shape/design is pretty iconic and identifiable as a visual representation of a month.
Does anyone else's brain do these types of things?