what to hang from the ceiling? tarzan on a vine -- you could swing him back and forth. or those clickety clack balls that demonstrate some law of physics. planets are too cheesy, too 4th grade. a fresco too permanent. maybe it's better to put up something you hate than nothing at all, because hating what's on your ceiling motivates you to change it. more lights? so many hooks i bought at the hardware store, so little to hook on the hooks. plants maybe, smaller than the improbably robust potted plant that's been sitting on our fridge since time itself began. how is that thing still alive?! i don't think either of us ever waters it. plants dying on the ceiling make the ceiling into a graveyard. uglydolls? an entire set of furniture, that would be cool.