funny how the things you just drop into a pocket can be such a source of inspiration
my nasty bottle caps picked up on vacation have been begging for a purpose in life
I've nailed them into a block of wood that I covered with pages from Melville's Moby Dick
here's an outake of our dinner table conversation the other night:
I showed it to The Teach and he said with a smile, "Another thing of whimsy ..."
and I said, "it has a dark side - the description of the decapitation of a whale on Ahab's ship"
and my youngest said, "the flag with chinese writing goes perfect with it - you know with illegal whaling and stuff"
and my oldest said, "I think you mean Japan"
and my middle one said, "but it's a global thing - and look, three of my bottle caps are on it"
and Captain Ahab jumped ship right about then