A layered (or "stacked") drink, sometimes called a pousse-café, is a kind of cocktail in which the slightly different densities of various liqueurs are used to create an array of colored layers, typically two to seven. The specific gravity of the liquid ingredients increases from top to bottom. Liqueurs with the most dissolved sugar and the least alcohol are densest and are put at the bottom. These include fruit juices and cream liqueurs. Those with the least water and the most alcohol, such as rum with 75% alcohol by volume, are floated on top.


Sandpainting is the art of pouring colored sands, and powdered pigments from minerals or crystals, or pigments from other natural or synthetic sources onto a surface to make a fixed, or unfixed sand painting. 


I began an explanation of my two definitions and I was cut off.  So I will say, simply that my mind is a pousse-café or a sand painting, with coloured disparate layers that I'm trying to sort out and keep separate and create something new. 


Disparate, also desperate (pronounced with a different stress).  I have more to say but Safari is hovering over me.