Applying joy enhances the big picture of “it.”
If I were faced with that same geometric castle today, I would not hesitate. I would flip open a textbook and relearn all the theorems I ignored when I wrote poetry in my high school geometry class. Then I would teach them to my children, and—with my husband’s help—we would solve each proof together.
But, first, I would add an important application to “it.” I would whip out my set of LePens and start coloring with joy.