Sometimes it's the simple things.
I was seated on the subway this morning, gazing between the standees, and what to my wondering eyes did I spy but a whale?
And the little wheels in my head turned, and I thought "it reminds me of the Peter Sis whale that I have".
And it was! Well, it's Peter Sis, not a whale, it's a submarine, but it has a familial resonance.
The MTA has this program, Arts for Transit, where they do installations in subway stations, and commission posters that get slapped up in unsold ad spaces.
I don't know about you, but I'd far rather look at art and read poetry than have to stare into Dr. Zizmor's rainbow wrapped eyes.
And Peter Sis? In the case of the whale, which debuted in 2001, I liked the art so much that I bought the poster and had it framed - long before I'd heard of him as an author and illustrator.
Sometimes it's the little things that get the day off to a good start.