Bone Digger

My daughter, Lilli, had a brilliant, funny idea the other day while sunbathing at the beach. We sketched our own versions of her light bulb moment. I think hers turned out perfectly! Love her sketch and illustration abilities! Such a funny thought, Pencil Princess. And your art skills are exploding!

So the idea is based on the fact that we love to pick up shells. And she thought, “We are basically picking up old parts of sea creatures, their exoskeletons, and we don’t even think anything about it. What if there was a shell, walking around the beach, picking up human bones. That would seem weird!” LOL So Far Side of her to think of. She’s funny, talented and really smart.

Love you, Girl.

Here’s mine:

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Here’s Lil’s:

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Hilarious! Love the beach bag with huge flowers on it. Nice detail!

Would you be?

Would you be my awning?
Protect me from the rain.
Shelter me from the storm.
Swallow me in your shade.

Would you be my dawning?
Protect me from myself.
Shelter me from the darkness.
Take me down from this high shelf.

I don’t want to jump.
But I want someone to care.
If I take this lovely leap?
Be my awning hanging there.

Don’t see awnings any more.
They’re disappearing into air.
You’re a delightful oddity,
So special and very rare.

I’ll jump.
You’ll stretch.
I’ll bounce.
You’ll catch.

Well-worn. Rain-stained.
Tough enough to hold.
Let the rain roll off your back
Because underneath you’re gold.

You’re my luxurious safety net that never lets me down.