when he was a toddler my son used to to “line up” with his trucks and his dinosaurs. he would line them up end to end across the room with lots of deliberation and great seriousness. it clearly relieved some kind of anxiety, or was more satisfying in some way than just creating order. a dozen years later, he helped me with today’s line-up, displaying a certain receptiveness to restraint and proportion, and an understanding of the energy of diagonal lines. he had a LOT of practice.
tidy rows of nature bits