I may be 2000 miles away from my family but that doesn’t mean I don’t stop seeing bits and pieces of their personalities crop up in weird places around me.
This post is dedicated to my brother Earl whose favorite animal is the octopus. I was reading the Spirit Magazine on my flight yesterday and spotted a kids illustration of a group of small children at an aquarium. You have to spot 10 things wrong with the picture and it’s pretty easy. One girl has a mermaid tail. There’s a pinata being broken in the background. A faucet is outside one of the water tanks.
And this little boy is apparently taking an octopus home with him which is a fantasy I’m sure Earl has at some point in his life before. Don’t they both look pleased with themselves in his picture? If you look closely, the octopus has a tiny smile on his face. Rules? What rules? THEY AIN’T CARE.
You can be sure I ripped that page out of the magazine and took it home with me.