I was one of those kids that you might have caught staring at seemingly nothing for hours, absorbed in thought and visually connecting with objects and textures. My husband catches me doing it these days, teases me and laughs at how silly I look! He calls it "zoning out" I call it "zoning in". I can't be the only one who does this... right?!
I guess you could call it daydreaming, but I just consider part of my job. Observing the details and intricacies of things around me is always one of my favorite items on my to-do list!